The Alaskan Engineering Commission: Its History, Activities, and Organization

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Strana 5 - States, which shall have filed with the Secretary of the Interior a copy of its articles of incorporation, and due proofs of its organization under the same, to the extent of one hundred feet on each side of the central...
Strana ii - 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 cooperation with the administrative officers directly concerned, many are of interest to other administrators and of general educational...
Strana 106 - AMENDMENT (IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE) Intended to be proposed by Mr.
Strana 68 - ... located, or to determine what services are maintaining stations at any city or point in the United States. The Institute hopes that upon the completion of the present series, it will be able to prepare a complete classified statement of the technical and other facilities at the disposal of the government. The present monographs will then furnish the details regarding the 1 House Doc.
Strana vii - This vast organization has never been studied in detail as one piece of administrative mechanism. Never have the foundations been laid for a thorough consideration of the relations of all of its parts. No comprehensive effort has been made to list its multifarious activities or to group them in such a way as to present a clear picture of what the government is doing. Never has a complete description been given of the agencies through which these activities are performed.
Strana ix - ... plant ; fifth, a compilation of, or reference to, the laws and regulations governing its operations ; sixth, financial statements showing its appropriations, expenditures and other data for a period of years ; and finally, a full bibliography of the sources of information, official and private, bearing on the service and its operations. In the preparation of these monographs the Institute has kept steadily in mind the aim to produce documents that will be of direct value and assistance in the...
Strana 92 - An Act to authorize the President of the United States to locate, construct, and operate railroads in the Territory of Alaska and for other purposes," approved March 12, 1914 (38 Stat.
Strana 74 - Under this head would appear the specific lines of investigation under way and the services in which they were being prosecuted. It is hardly necessary to point out the value of such information in planning for future work and in considering the problem of the better distribution and coordination of the work of the government. The Institute contemplates attempting such a general listing and classification of the activities of the government upon the completion of the present series. CLASSIFICATION...
Strana 67 - They establish definitely the line of administrative authority and enable each employee to know his place in the system. They furnish the essential basis for making plans for determining costs by organization division and subdivision. They afford the data for a consideration of the problem of classifying and standardizing personnel and compensation. Collectively, they make it possible to determine the number and location of organization divisions of any particular kind, as, for example, laboratories,...
Strana vii - Never has a complete description been given of the agencies through which th^se activities are performed. At no time has the attempt been made to study all of these activities and agencies with a view to the assignment of each activity to the agency best fitted for its performance, to the avoidance of duplication of plant and work, to the integration of all administrative...