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Public Sector Outsourcing
A look at the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing in the public sector.
# 153565 | 1,420 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 14, 2013 in Business (International)

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This paper provides the arguments for and against public sector outsourcing and discusses its effectiveness in terms of labor, price, policy-making and contractual fairness. The paper focuses on outsourcing in the state of Florida and considers the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing. The paper argues that the best way to manage its potential disadvantages is to create an efficient management agency, especially in the government sector, that is based on good management and regular auditing.

Public Sector Outsourcing
Outsourcing in the State of Florida
Advantages and Disadvantages

From the Paper:

"Another entity created in the state of Florida to help facilitate the process of outsourcing is the State Council on Competitive Government (SCCG). This Council consists of the Governor, Attorney General, and Chief Financial Officer. The primary function of this agency is to identify opportunities for outsourcing in the executive branch, and recommend the specific state agency that is to govern this process. Because of its increasing relevance and use across government agencies, several reports and audits have focused on the outsourcing mandate in the Florida public sector, precisely because of its irregular practice across the sector
"Towards the middle of the last decade, for example, the Auditor General has performed operational audits of outsourcing projects to determine the need for oversight and improved management. Areas addressed include planning, procurement, performance based monitoring, and risk management and mitigation. By creating these audits and reports, the government is able to review and evaluating outsourcing initiatives to prevent corruption and ensure quality of service not only to direct government clients, but also the public, whose taxpayer money is applied to acquire these goods and services.
"Furthermore, these audits would also create a platform towards the prevention and mitigation of the concerns raised by opponents to outsourcing."

Sample of Sources Used:

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