Dr. Thompson

DG08_03_27_029.JPGJames Thompson, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Public Administration (1996) Syracuse University
Public Administration (M/C 278)
2120 AEH
phone: 312-355-0304
fax: 312-996-8804
jthomp@uic.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Professor James Thompson is interested in issues of organizational change and reform in the public sector.  He also does research on the civil service,  civil service reform, and human resource management.  Recent publications include, “Toward ‘Flexible Uniformity’? Civil  Service Reform, ‘Big Government Conservatism,’ and the Promise of the  Intelligence Community Model” (Review of  Public Personnel Administration, 2010), and “Personnel Demonstration  Projects and Human Resource Management Innovation” (Review of Public Personnel Administration, 2008).  Professor Thompson has written several human resource management-related reports for the IBM Center for the Business of  Government including, Federated Human Resource Management in the Federal Government: The Intelligence  Community Model (2009) and Designing and Implementing Performance-Oriented Payband Systems (2007).  In 2007, the Partnership for Public Service published Professor Thompson’s report on, Training  Supervisors to be Leaders: The Missing Element in Efforts to Improve Federal  Performance.

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