Public Sector Accountability Essay by writingsensation

Public Sector Accountability
This paper discusses that the public sector in Australia is accountable to society for meeting its chartered goals.
# 68501 | 1,410 words | 9 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 22, 2006 in Public Administration (General)

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This paper explains that the top management of public sector organizations is accountable to the community and this accountability must be exercised in a manner which supports rather than stalls the efficient management of the agency. The author points out that the urgency for greater public sector accountability arises from the actuality that most agencies have a defined mission and objectives and exist and are given resources to provide value to the community in particular ways. This paper explains that, through legislation, standards of accountability are established and accountability is determined.

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Increased Demand for PSA
Accountability Excesses

From the Paper:

"The enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Act was done in the year 1889 in part as the Office of the Special Counsel or OSC was considered to be incompetent. During that period OSC had not brought to the notice of the Merit Systems Protection Board since 1979 on behalf of a whistleblower. Whistleblowers complained the Governmental Affairs Committee that they considered the OSC as an antagonist, instead of being an ally, and recommended the Committee for closure of the office for good. However, the Committee preferred to strengthen the office, thereby giving a further chance to act insistently on behalf of the whistleblowers. The Whistleblower Protection Act provided the OSC a new charter to "protect employees, especially whistleblowers, from prohibited personnel practices" and to "act in the interest of employees" who look forward for its assistance."

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