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THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING

OFFICE
ITS HISTORY, ACTIVITIES
AND ORGANIZATION

THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

Washington, D. C.

The Institute for Government Research is an association of citizens for coöperating with public officials in the scientific study of government with a view to promoting efficiency and economy in its operations and advancing the science of administration. It aims to bring into existence such information and materials as will aid in the formation of public opinion and will assist officials, particularly those of the national government, in their efforts to put the public administration upon a more efficient basis.

To this end, it seeks by the thoroughgoing study and examination of the best administrative practice, public and private, American and foreign, to formulate those principles which lie at the basis of all sound administration, and to determine their proper adaptation to the specific needs of our public administration.

The accomplishment of specific reforms the Institute recognizes to be the task of those who are charged with the responsibility of legislation and administration; but it seeks to assist, by scientific study and research, in laying a solid foundation of information and experience upon which such reforms may be successfully built.

While some of the Institute's studies find application only in the form of practical coöperation with the administration officers directly concerned, many are of interest to other administrators and of general educational value. The results of such studies the Institute purposes to publish in such form as will insure for them the widest possible utilization.

Officers
Robert S. Brookings,

Harold G. Moulton,
Chairman

Vice-Chairman
Frederic A. Delano,

Treasurer

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INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

SERVICE MONOGRAPHS

OF THE
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

No. 36

THE
GOVERNMENT PRINTING

OFFICE

ITS HISTORY, ACTIVITIES

AND ORGANIZATION

BY

LAURENCE F. SCHMECKEBIER

THE JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS
BALTIMORE

MARYLAND

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COPYRIGHT, 1925, BY
THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The Lord Baltimore Press

BALTIMORE, MD., U. 8. A.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

STUDIES IN ADMINISTRATION.

The System of Financial Administration of Great Britain.
By W. F. Willoughby, W. W. Willoughby, and S. M. Lindsay.

378 pp. $3.
The Budget.
By René Stourm.
T. Plazinski, Translator; W. F. McCaleb, Editor. 648 pp.

$4.
The Canadian Budgetary System.

By H. C. Villard and W. W. Willoughby. 390 pp. $3.
The Problem of a National Budget.

By W. F. Willoughby. 234 pp. $3.
The Movement for Budgetary Reform in the States.

By W. F. Willoughby. 266 pp. $3.
Teachers' Pension Systems in the United States.

By Paul Studensky. 474 pp. $3.
Organized Efforts for the Improvement of Methods of Administra-

tion in the United States.
By Gustavus A. Weber. 408 pp. $3.
The Federal Service: A Study of the System of Personnel Ad-

ministration of the United States Government.
By Lewis Mayers. 624 pp. $5.
The Reorganization of the Administrative Branch of the National

Government.
By W. F. Willoughby. 314 pp. $3.
The Development of National Administrative Organization in the

United States.
By Lloyd M. Short. 531 pp. $5.
The Statistical Work of the National Government.

By Laurence F. Schmeckebier. 590 pp. $5.
Manual of Accounting and Reporting for the Operating Services

of the National Government.

By Henry P. Seidemann. (In Press.) PRINCIPLES OF ADMINISTRATION.

Principles Governing the Retirement of Public Employees.

By Lewis Meriam. 508 pp. $3.
Principles of Government Purchasing.

By Arthur G. Thomas. 290 pp. $3.
Principles of Government Accounting and Reporting.

By Francis Oakey. 582 pp. $5.
Principles of Personnel Administration.

By Arthur W. Procter. 256 pp. $3.

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