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Main Title Case Study of the Closing of a Federal Activity.
Author Callahan, W. Thomas ; Varga, Wilson V. ;
CORP Author Unified Industries, Inc., Springfield, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-68-01-6418; EPA-196101; EPA-550/9-82-501;
Stock Number PB83-112615
Additional Subjects National government ; Closures ; Personnel ; Office equipment ; Disposal ; Project management ; Attitudes ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-112615 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 131p
Federal activities can close without resort to reduction-in-force (RIF) procedures and avoid the costs and personnel turbulence attendant to a RIF. Phaseout, rather than precipitous closing, can also avoid loss of property and diminution of respect for the national government. This report documents in detail the steps taken by the managers of one Federal activity that conducted a gradual phaseout. Emphasis is placed on personnel outplacement, the bolstering of state programs to carry on the Federal work that is ending, retirement of program records and technical information, fulfillment of regulatory requirements, disposition and security of property, and assurance of fiscal accountability. Discussions are illustrated with specimens of documents that can be adapted for use by other activities that close.