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Review of Florida's Career Service System Reform , Report No. 95-18, December 1995
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One of the Legislature's major initiatives for streamlining state government in the 1990's was Career Service System reform. Reforms implemented in 1991 were intended to eliminate cumbersome rules and procedures, increase agency manager flexibility, and establish broad - based job classes. Department of Management Services' rules adopted in 1994 partially accomplished some of the Legislature's goals by making it easier to hire and terminate Career Service employees. Agency managers were also provided additional flexibility to award salary increases to high performing employees. Broad-based job classes were not established, but were being assessed in a Department of Transportation pilot project. Agencies are constrained in implementing Career Service reforms by lack of budget flexibility. Performance-based budgeting will address this problem, but has not yet been widely implemented.

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Department of Management Services
Human Resource Management

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