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NCJ Number: 122957 Find in a Library
Title: Public Health: Centers for Disease Control Staffing for AIDS and Other Programs
Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
Human Resources Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
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Type: Report (Technical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This analysis of the reallocation of staff of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to activities related to AIDS found that by 1988, about 40 percent of the staff-years focusing on AIDS were allocated by Congressional directives and the other 60 percent were reallocated from other programs.
Abstract: CDC officials report that allocating staff to AIDS programs has had less effect on meeting the missions of existing programs than on the agency's ability to start and expand programs. In addition, reallocations to other new programs meant that effects on existing programs could not be attributed solely to the expansion of AIDS activities. However, CDC does not account for actual staff time spent by program or activity, so the agency cannot easily determine and document staffing needs for its diverse activities. The results indicate that CDC should develop better management information so that the agency and the Congress can make more fully informed decisions regarding staff allocations. Tables and list of major contributors to the report appended.
Main Term(s): Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Work loads
Index Term(s): Centers for Disease Control (CDC); Intra-agency transfers; Personnel shortages; Public Health Service
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