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Gates, Susan M. 1968-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 234 publications in 1 language and 12,686 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Abstracts  Rules 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UB193, 355.610973
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Most widely held works by Susan M Gates
In the name of entrepreneurship? : the logic and effects of special regulatory treatment for small business by Susan M Gates( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the differential effects of regulation and policy on small businesses? What is the impact of special regulatory treatment for small businesses? This book sheds light on these issues through analysis of the regulatory and public policy environment with regard to small businesses, including focused studies in four key areas: health insurance, workplace safety, corporate governance, and business organization
Defense working capital fund pricing policies : insights from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service by Edward G Keating( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), created in 1991 through the consolidation of military service-specific accounting and finance operations, provides a variety of services to Department of Defense (DoD) customers, such as payroll, bill payment, and generation of accounting statements. Examining DFAS data on expenditures and workload to explore possibilities for improved operations, the authors argue that current linear pricing of DFAS services is inappropriate. In particular, DFAS expenditures neither increase nor decrease commensurate with workload. DFAS's pricing could be improved by a switch to a nonlinear approach, distributing fixed costs among customers using open-the-door transfer payments and charging only incremental costs to customers on a per work unit basis. Such a pricing reform would require changes to current Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) regulations
Redirecting innovation in U.S. health care : options to decrease spending and increase value by Steven Garber( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New medical technologies are a leading driver of U.S. health care spending. This report identifies promising policy options to change which medical technologies are created, with two related policy goals: (1) Reduce total health care spending with the smallest possible loss of health benefits, and (2) ensure that new medical products that increase spending are accompanied by health benefits that are worth the spending increases
Preparing principals to raise student achievement : implementation and effects of the New Leaders program in ten districts by Susan M Gates( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Leaders is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure high academic achievement for all students by developing outstanding school leaders to serve in urban schools. Its premise is that a combination of preparation and improved working conditions for principals, especially greater autonomy, would lead to improved student outcomes. Its approach involves both preparing principals and partnering with school districts and charter management organizations (CMOs) to improve the conditions in which its highly trained principals work. As part of the partnerships, New Leaders agrees to provide carefully selected and trained principals who can be placed in schools that need principals and to provide coaching and other support after those principals are placed. The districts and CMOs agree to establish working conditions that support, rather than hinder, the principals efforts to improve student outcomes. This report describes how the New Leaders program was implemented in partner districts, and it provides evidence of the effect that New Leaders has on student achievement
Supporting employers in the reserve operational forces era : are changes needed to reservists' employment rights legislation, policies, or programs? by Susan M Gates( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense office (DoD), asked the RAND Corporation to study the implications that using the Reserve Components (RCs) as an operational force can have for employers in view of employment rights protections for RC members. Specifically, ESGR wanted to know whether changes are needed to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 1994 legislation designed to prevent hiring discrimination and bolster job protection for members of the armed forces, including those of the RCs; ESGR support programs; or RC activation and deployment policies, given the increased mobilization of the National Guard and Reserve and the continuing need to balance the rights, duties, and obligations of employers, RC members, and RC members' families. The study involved the review and analysis of existing research and data related to USERRA and the effects on employers of employee absences more generally, an analysis of the 2011 DoD National Survey of Employers, focus groups with employers conducted in 2012, interviews with RC chiefs conducted in 2011, and a legal and legislative history review of USERRA. This report describes key findings from the analysis."--Page 4 of cover
Analyses of the Department of Defense acquisition workforce : update to methods and results through FY 2011 by Susan M Gates( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organic defense acquisition workforce consists of military personnel and Department of Defense civilian personnel who provide the management, technical, and business capabilities needed to oversee defense acquisition programs from start to finish. This workforce must itself be managed so that the right numbers of the right personnel are in the right positions at the right time. Since 2006, RAND has been helping develop data-based tools to support analysis of this workforce. This volume updates a 2008 report by documenting revisions to methods, providing descriptive information on the workforce through fiscal year 2011, and providing a user's manual for a model that can help managers project workforce needs through 2021 under different assumptions about the future. The report illustrates the use of the model
Supporting employers in the reserve operational forces era : appendixes by Susan M Gates( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense office (DoD), asked the RAND Corporation to study the implications that using the Reserve Components (RCs) as an operational force can have for employers in view of employment rights protections for RC members. Specifically, ESGR wanted to know whether changes are needed to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), 1994 legislation designed to prevent hiring discrimination and bolster job protection for members of the armed forces, including those of the RCs; ESGR support programs; or RC activation and deployment policies, given the increased mobilization of the National Guard and Reserve and the continuing need to balance the rights, duties, and obligations of employers, RC members, and RC members⁰́₉ families. The study involved the review and analysis of existing research and data related to USERRA and the effects on employers of employee absences more generally, an analysis of the 2011 DoD National Survey of Employers, focus groups with employers conducted in 2012, interviews with RC chiefs conducted in 2011, and a legal and legislative history review of USERRA. This report describes key findings from the analysis
Laying the foundation for successful school leadership by Susan Burkhauser( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principals can influence student achievement in a number of ways⁰́₄monitoring instruction; evaluating teachers; hiring, developing, and retaining school staff; maintaining student discipline; managing the school budget; establishing a school culture; and engaging with the community. While principals⁰́₉ skills in these areas are important, skills alone are not enough to ensure that they will be effective school leaders. This is because school and district contexts⁰́₄which include school and district characteristics, practices, and policies⁰́₄set the stage for principals⁰́₉ performance and strongly influence their effectiveness. In this report, RAND researchers provide guidance to state and district decisionmakers and others who manage school systems, focusing on four areas that research has identified as particularly influential in supporting principal effectiveness: placement in the school, evaluation, autonomy, and resources. We highlight how actions in these areas can create conditions in the school and district that foster principal success
Ensuring quality and productivity in higher education : an analysis of assessment practices by Susan M Gates( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A RAND research team conducted a broad review of the general literature on the assessment of quality and productivity in education and professional development. The team also reviewed the documentation of organizations engaged in such assessment, interviewed experts, attended conferences, and conducted site visits to exemplary organizations. This report synthesizes the information and provides suggestions for approaches that might be useful for agencies given the task of ensuring the quality and productivity of education and professional development activities in a specific system. Assessment, as used in this monograph, means the start-to-finish process of examining quality or productivity, while evaluation is the step in the assessment process in which performance measures are examined, and a judgment about performance is made on the basis of that examination. Regardless of the assessment model selected, the study found that three key steps must be included in any provider or student assessment: (1) identifying goals of the education activities under consideration; (2) measuring the outcomes related to those goals; and (3) evaluating whether the outcomes meet those goals. Each step should be linked to the others, and the process as whole should be driven by the goals. Six appendixes contain supplemental information about the research methodology. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure, and 137 references.) (SLD)
Addressing challenges in evaluating school principal improvement efforts by Susan Burkhauser( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given the focus on accountability in education, stakeholders are interested in evaluating whether efforts aimed at improving school leadership show results; the key criteria are student outcomes. This report describes challenges that states, districts, and other entities can expect to encounter as they evaluate efforts targeting school leadership as a way to improve student outcomes and offers suggestions for dealing with those challenges
In pursuit of prestige : strategy and competition in U.S. higher education by Dominic J Brewer( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heart of the book is an analysis showing how these strategies are carried out based on site-visit data from 26 highly diverse colleges and universities. This broad sampling covers all geographic regions of the country and every type of institution from elite research universities to community colleges. The authors then consider what strategies are possible in particular markets and how they affect students and competing institutions. Their conclusions draws out the implications of strategy and competition for the various customers of the U.S. higher education industry. Groundbreaking and genuinely exploratory in methodology, In Pursuit of Prestige will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of higher education."--Jacket
Who is leading our schools? : an overview of school administrators and their careers by Susan M Gates( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is concern that now, as state and federal governments are increasing school accountability requirements and relying on school administrators to promote improvement, schools and districts will not be able to attract and retain enough qualified people to fill such positions. This report develops a conceptual structure for understanding the careers of schools administrators and describes what is known about those who hold such positions and how their characteristics have changed over time. It also describes how factors such as wages, working conditions, entry barriers, and incentives influence individuals' decisions to seek particular administrative positions. Based on their review and analysis of existing research and empirical data, the authors find that there is little evidence of a nationwide crisis in the labor market for school administrators. They do, however, identify three key areas of concern: substantial variation in financial rewards at the state and local levels, barriers to entry into the field that affect people's willingness to become administrators, and an administrative population with many members nearing retirement
Examining the cost of military child care by Gail L Zellman( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military child-care system, the largest system of employer-sponsoredchild care in the country, has received high marks for providing quality, accessible care for children of military employees. In an effort to controlexpenses, the Department of Defense (DoD) has considered a number ofdifferent approaches to delivering this care. This book presents estimatesof the cost of providing care in DoD-operated Child Development Centers(CDCs), Family Child Care (FCC) homes, and centers operated by outsideproviders under contract to the DoD. The authors conclude that child care is a costly employee benefit and the costs are particular high for infants andtoddlers. Their survey of CDCs revealed dramatic differences acrossinstallations in the cost of care per child, with significantly lowerper-child costs in larger centers. FCC costs are considerably lower thanthose for CDC care because cost is not so closely tied to a child_s age inFCC homes. Costs for contractor-operated centers fall within the rangeobserved for DoD-run centers. There is no evidence that contractor-runcenters are 10-percent cheaper to operate than DoD-run centers, the costdifferential that is a DoD requirement for outsourcing
Ensuring the quality and productivity of education and professional development activities : a review of approaches and lessons for DoD by Susan M Gates( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With some 700,000 civilian employees, the Department of Defense is the single largest employer of civil service workers in the U.S. government. The Office of the Chancellor for Education and Professional Development in the Department of Defense (DoD) is charged with ensuring the quality and productivity of education and professional development activities targeted at DoD civilians. At the request of the Chancellor's office, RAND undertook a study to examine the approaches used to evaluate academic quality and productivity in a variety of postsecondary education and training contexts, including corporations, state governments, and universities
Comparing the costs of DoD military and civil service personnel by Susan M Gates( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era of heightened concern within DoD over operating costs, there is renewed interest in civilianization--the transfer of functions performed by military personnel to civil service personnel. This interest stems from a fundamental assumption that civil service workers are less expensive than their military counterparts. At the request of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), RAND researchers examined the factors influencing the cost-effectiveness of civilianization--in particular, the relative cost of a military workyear and a civil service workyear, the way in which workforce substitution occurs, and the effects of substitution on the overall workforce. The authors demonstrated that underlying assumptions about the nature and impact of substitution of civil service for military workers significantly influence the benefits to be derived from civilianization. As a result, they find that civilianization can produce cost savings under many, but not all, circumstances. Moreover, the authors find that policies designed to maximize cost savings can have a negative impact on military readiness and career-progression opportunities in both the military and civil service workforces. For example, under current military personnel management and budgeting arrangements, a cost-effective civilianization policy would require DoD to limit substitution to positions that could be filled with lower-grade civil service workers. While such a policy might generate substantial cost savings, it could create personnel-management problems within both workforces. The authors recommend that the OSD modify its current guidance on military/civil service position assignments. Revised guidance should specify that assignment decisions be predicated on three considerations: military necessity, cost, and career-progression opportunities. Study findings should be of interest to OSD, service, and defense agency personnel managers and policymakers, especially those involved in the evaluation of civilianization policy. Managers of outsourcing and cost-comparison processes may also have an interest in the findings
Personnel savings in competitively sourced DoD activities : are they real? will they last? by Susan M Gates( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has placed increasing faith in competitive sourcing to make its operations more efficient and effective. During fiscal years 1997 through 2005 the Pentagon expects to save $11 billion by putting tasks involving some 250,000 positions out for competitive bid. However, critics have questioned whether competitive sourcing actually produces the savings that the Pentagon expects, and whether the savings will endure over time. This study examined the personnel costs associated with several tasks that DoD put up for competitive bid between 1989 and 1996 and the methods winning bidders used to perform the tasks at the lowest cost. Most bidders accurately projected their annual personnel costs savings from competitive bidding and obtained most of these savings through techniques that allowed them to perform the work with fewer personnel. They have been able to maintain those lower personnel costs over time
Outsourcing of DoD commercial activities : impacts on civil service employees by Albert A Robbert( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outsourcing of commercial activities in the Department of Defense (DoD) occurs within a well-defined legal and policy framework. This framework creates a predisposition toward outsourcing but also imposes an evolving set of exclusions and restrictions. Within this framework, DoD outsourcing has occurred on a relatively modest scale. However, DoD has recently given outsourcing renewed attention, and momentum is building for a potentially significant expansion of outsourcing. If that expansion occurs, DoD civilian personnel managers will benefit from having a greater understanding of how the process affects civil service employees. In this report, the authors review executive and legislative policy related to DoD outsourcing; present results from site visits to Army and Air Force installations where activities have been outsourced recently; and develop models useful for predicting the number of employee displacements likely to result from outsourcing studies. The authors develop recommendations for improving the productivity of the civil service workforce (making it more competitive in outsourcing cost-comparison studies) and making the cost-comparison process fairer to government employees
Civilian workforce planning in the Department of Defense : different levels, different roles by Susan M Gates( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews workforce-planning and requirements-determination literature, analyzes data sources, and interviews individuals in workforce-planning activities at various Department of Defense (DoD) levels, to explore workforce planning and requirements determination at specific installations and identify potential planning-process roles for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and data sources for DoD-wide workforce planning
Providing child care to military families : the role of the demand formula in defining need and informing policy by Joy S Moini( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Office of the Secretary of Defense asked the RAND Corporation to assess the Department of Defense (DoD) child-care demand formula as a tool for translating information on military families into measures of potential child-care need and to suggest ways that the tool might be improved. The authors assess the validity of the DoD formula in meeting child-care needs, analyze the factors that influence key child-care outcomes, and address the broader issue of how DoD can refine its goals for military child care
Intern programs as a human resources management tool for the Department of Defense by Susan M Gates( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Defense now faces the challenge of responding to the imminent retirement of a large proportion of its civilian workers and the impending U.S. military transformation that will likely require a larger civilian workforce to support a new force structure. One way in which DoD plans to address this challenge is through recruiting "the best talent available." In its efforts to determine effective ways to recruit such workers, DoD asked the RAND Corporation to look at intern programs, characterizing DoD's current intern programs, identifying best practices for intern programs among private-sector firms and other government agencies, and recommending approaches for improving such programs. This monograph describes RAND's response, presenting and synthesizing insights and findings from interviews the authors conducted with managers of DoD and corporate intern programs, from a review of literature on intern programs, and from analyses of personnel data, and making specific DoD policy recommendations
 
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Defense working capital fund pricing policies : insights from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service
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Defense working capital fund pricing policies : insights from the Defense Finance and Accounting ServiceEnsuring quality and productivity in higher education : an analysis of assessment practicesIn pursuit of prestige : strategy and competition in U.S. higher educationWho is leading our schools? : an overview of school administrators and their careersExamining the cost of military child careEnsuring the quality and productivity of education and professional development activities : a review of approaches and lessons for DoDComparing the costs of DoD military and civil service personnelPersonnel savings in competitively sourced DoD activities : are they real? will they last?
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Gates, Susan

Gates, Susan 1968-

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