Ed Jackson's Files on the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in GovernmentEd Jackson's Files on the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government

Ed Jackson's Files on the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ed Jackson's Files on the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government
Creator: Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government
Dates: 1955-1990
Dates: Bulk, 1955-1973
Extent: 12.0 boxes (4.25 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/019/EJ
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The Commission’s papers span the dates of 1955–1973 and represent agency reports collected by the Commission as well as studies of the Commission’s findings.

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Governor's Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly in 1963. As a temporary agency of the state government, the Commission was tasked with the study of the organization and operation of the state and the preparation of recommendations which would render government operations more efficient and economical. It was also the responsibility of the Commission to suggest legislation for the reorganization of government departments and agencies which would improve public administration. To accomplish its goal, the Commission had the power to inspect records and documents of all State agencies as well as to hold hearings and contract consultants.

Governor Carl Sanders appointed seven men to the Commission. These members included: Chairman William R. Bowdoin, Vice Chairman Roger J. Marshburn, and Members W. Clair Harris, Alfred W. Jones, Julian T. Hightower, John B. O'Neal, and William P. Simmons.

The Commission was to be abolished at the convening of the 1967 General Assembly, but found a need for evaluation of its work and recommendations. The Institute of Government at the University of Georgia was then requested to assess the Commission's work and publish its final findings, a project which was completed in 1971.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Governor's Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government consists of reports both submitted to as well as produced by Commission and the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series: I. Agency Reports, II. Executive Reorganization, and III. Reorganization Study.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Preferred Citation

Ed Jackson's Files on the Governor's Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia.

User Restrictions

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2000.


Related Materials

Access Points

Administrative agencies--Georgia--Reorganization.
Organizational change--Georgia.
Public administration--Georgia.
Reports.
State government records.

Related Collections in this Repository

Carl E. Sanders Papers

Related Collections in Other Repositories

Georgia Government Documentation Project. Series A: Georgia Governors oral history collection Carl Sanders oral history interviews, August 5 and 12, 1986. Special Collection Department, William Russell Pullen Library, Georgia State University


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

I. Agency Reports

Extent: 6.0 boxes (2.25 linear feet)
Scope and Content: This series consists of reports written by State Agencies and Departments and submitted to the Commission.
BoxFolder
I.11First Report of the Joint Committee on Economy, 1955-1956
I.12Preliminary Report of the Governor’s Commission on Economy and Reorganization, 1959 June
I.13State of Georgia Financial Administration, 1959 November
I.14Reports of the Governor’s Commission on Economy and Reorganization, 1959 December
I.15Personnel Management: Efficiency Through Increasing Competence, 1963 April
I.16Examination of the Georgia Department of Revenue, 1963 April
I.17Report and Observations of the Inspection of Facilities and Operations of the Georgia Penal System, 1963 May
I.18Georgia Prison System (Report #2), 1963 May
I.19State Administration of the Elementary and Secondary Education in Georgia, 1963 October
BoxFolder
I.21Department of Education: Comprehensive Study of Systems and Procedures, 1963 November
I.22Financing State Capital Outlay in Georgia, 1964
I.23Report on the Evaluation of the Georgia State Compensation Plan, 1964 January
I.24Management and Operations of the Georgia Game and Fish Department, 1964 February
I.25Merit System Operations, 1964 June
I.26Report on Highway Contract Administration, Georgia State Highway Department, 1964 August
I.27Legislative Requirements for Improved Highway Administration in Georgia, 1964 November
I.28Treatment Programs for the Mentally Ill and Mentally Retarded in Georgia: A Survey Report, 1964 November
I.29Strengthening Mineral Resources in Georgia, 1965 January
BoxFolder
I.31Georgia Highway Administration: Policy Making and Management Aids to Local Governments, 1965 January
I.32Management Research Study of the State Highway Department of Georgia, 1965 February
I.33Report on Personnel Affairs, State Highway Department, 1965 February
I.34Organization and Administration of the Georgia State Highway Department, 1965 May
I.35The Georgia Department of Agriculture: Its Programs and Management, 1965 January
I.36Treatment Programs for Mentally Ill and Mentally Retarded (and Supplement), 1966 May
I.37Programs and Management of the Georgia Department of Mines, Mining, and Geology, 1967 January
I.38Selected Internal Support Services of the State Government of Georgia, 1967 January
BoxFolder
I.41Personnel Administration in Georgia State Government, 1967 January
I.42Implementation of Recommendations of the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government (folder 1 of 2), 1967 June
I.43Implementation of Recommendations of the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government (folder 2 of 2), 1967 June
I.44Agencies of Georgia State Government: A Listing, 1971 February
I.45Functional Categories Proposed in Other States for the Organization of the Executive Department, 1971 March
I.46Personnel Management in Georgia State Government, 1971 June
I.47Boards and Commissions in Georgia State Government, 1971 October
I.48Department of Administrative Services Printing Unit: Printing Report, 1972
I.49Reports Issued by the Governor’s Commission for Efficiency and Improvement in Government, undated
BoxFolder
I.51[Institute of Government recommendation]
I.52Goals for Georgia (folder 1 of 2)
I.53Goals for Georgia (folder 2 of 2)
I.54Commission on Economy and Reorganization-Proposed Bills, 1959
I.55Commission on Economy and Reorganization-(P&C, 1959
I.56Dr. Collins-Personal, 1959
I.57Organization Charts-State Govt of Georgia, 1959
I.58Previous Studies
I.59Simplified Financial Management in Local Government-Governor's Message, House Bill No. 1, Georgia Study Group, 1971
BoxFolder
I.61Governor's Commission on Effectiveness and Economy in Government (folder 1 of 2), 1990
I.62Governor's Commission on Effectiveness and Economy in Government (folder 2 of 2), 1990
 

II. Executive Reorganization

Extent: 1.0 box (.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: This series contains reports published by the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia in 1971 that evaluate the implementation of the Commission's recommendations for the Executive Branch of the state government.



A. 1971 Study

BoxFolder
II.11Executive Reorganization: Governor’s Reorganization Message, 1971
II.12Executive Reorganization: House Bill No. 1, 1971
II.13Executive Reorganization: Georgia Study Group, 1971
II.14Executive Reorganization: Staff Memorandum No. 1, 1971
II.15Executive Reorganization: Staff Memorandum No. 2, 1971
II.16Executive Reorganization: Staff Memorandum No. 3, 1971
II.17Executive Reorganization: Other Studies, 1971
II.18Executive Reorganization: Agencies of Georgia State Government, 1971
II.19Executive Reorganization: Misc., 1971
II.110Executive Reorganization: Organization Chart, 1971



B. Staff Memorandums

BoxFolder
II.111Executive Reorganization, Vol. 1: Staff Memorandum No. 1 – Agency Participation in Reorganization
II.112Executive Reorganization, Vol. 1: Staff Memorandum No.2 – Functional Categories Proposed in Other States
II.113Executive Reorganization, Vol. 1: Staff Memorandum No. 3 – Standardized Titles for State Agencies
II.114Executive Reorganization, Vol. 1: Staff Memorandum No. 4 – Departments of Administration
II.115Executive Reorganization, Vol. 1: Staff Memorandum No.5 – An Examination of State Implementation Strategies
II.116Executive Reorganization, Vol. 1: Staff Memorandum No. 6 – Boards and Commissions in the Georgia State Government
Box
II.2[Memoranda, Executive Committee on Reorganization, reorganization draft proposal]



C. News Clippings

BoxFolder
II.117Executive Reorganization, Vol. 2: News Clippings, 1970
II.118Executive Reorganization, Vol. 2: News Clippings, 1971
II.119Executive Reorganization, Vol. 2: News Clippings, 1972
 

III. Reorganization Study

Extent: 3.0 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Scope and Content: This series includes a collection of 1971 recommendation memos which examine specific departments and agencies.



A. Education

BoxFolder
III.11Reorganization Study: Education -- Recommendation Memos 1-A-1 – 1-B-1 (and index)
III.12Reorganization Study: Education -- Recommendation Memos 1-C – 1-D-2
III.13Reorganization Study: Education -- Recommendation Memos 1-D-3 – 1-G-1
III.14Reorganization Study: Education -- Recommendation Memos 1-H-1 – 1-KK



B. Human Resources

BoxFolder
III.15Reorganization Study: Human Resources -- Recommendation Memos 2-IA-1 – 2-IIA-2 (and index)
III.16Reorganization Study: Human Resources -- Recommendation Memos 2-IIA-3 – 2-IIIA-7
III.17Reorganization Study: Human Resources -- Recommendation Memos 2-IIIC-2 – 2-IIIE-6
III.18Reorganization Study: Human Resources -- Recommendation Memos 2-IIIE-7 – 2-VB-4
III.19Reorganization Study: Human Resources -- Recommendation Memos 2-VB-5 – 2-VI-F



C. Transportation

BoxFolder
III.21Reorganization Study: Transportation -- Recommendation Memos 3-A-1 – 3-AA-1 (and index)
III.22Reorganization Study: Transportation -- Recommendation Memos 3-AA-2 – 3-AC-1



D. Economic Development

BoxFolder
III.23Reorganization Study: Economic Development -- Recommendation Memos 4-A6-1 – 4-NBA&C-2 (and index)
III.24Reorganization Study: Economic Development -- Recommendation Memos 4-NBA&C-3 – 4-WC-2



E. Natural Environment

BoxFolder
III.25Reorganization Study: Natural Environment -- Recommendation Memos 5-A-1 – 5-B-1 (and index)
III.26Reorganization Study: Natural Environment -- Recommendation Memos 5-A-2 – 5-H-1



F. General Government

BoxFolder
III.27Reorganization Study: General Government -- Recommendation Memos 6-D-1 – 6-E-2 (and index)
III.28Reorganization Study: General Government -- Recommendation Memos 6-E-3 – 6-V-8
III.29Reorganization Study: General Government -- Recommendation Memos 6-V-9 – 6-XXX-1



G. Special Support Studies

BoxFolder
III.31Special Support Studies: Accounting, Capital Construction, Cash Receipts
III.32Special Support Studies: Communication, Educational TV, Insurance
III.33Special Support Studies: Cash Receipts/Insurance, Motor Vehicles, Personal Property Management
III.34Special Support Studies: Printing, Purchasing
III.35Special Support Studies: Records Management, Space Management, Data Processing



H. Miscellaneous

BoxFolder
III.36Comment Newsletter from the Institute of Government at The University of Georgia, 1973 October 22
Box
III.4[Reorganization bills, messages, studies, seminars, and other states]