ERIC Number: ED064579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of the Federal Executive.
Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.
The personal characteristics, educational background, occupations, and attitudes of 54 Federal Executives who attended Session IX of the Federal Executive Institute, U. S. Civil Service Commission, are given. The average age of the group was 47.6 years (range 36 to 61). The federal grades were 18% in GS-5, 66% in GS-16 and equivalent, and 16% in GS-17 and equivalent; 70% of the executives worked in the Washington, D. C. area. Fifty percent of the group had more than 20 years of Federal Service. Only 2 of the 584 women in the executive inventory attended the session, and only two percent of the inventory were women. The occupational diversity of the executives showed a greater concentration in the field of Administration-Management (42%), with the field of Physical Sciences in second place with 24%. About 88% of the group had at least one college degree, and 18% held advanced degrees; of the 10% who entered Government service with only a high school education, only 2% had done additional study; and 64% who had entered with less than a doctoral degree had completed significant amounts of education. Thirty-two percent who entered Government service at GS-5 or below entered prior to World War II. The means of entry were by Management Intern Examination (6%), Junior Management Assistant Examination (8%), Federal Service Examination (18%), Federal Administration and Management Examination (4%), and other examinations (64%). Of the group, 48% were total career session executives. The executives showed a 19% increase in interest in the area of Political, Economic, and Social Problems. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrators, Age, Career Choice, Career Ladders, Educational Background, Federal Government, Government Employees, Institutes (Training Programs), Participant Characteristics, Physical Sciences, Professional Personnel, Sex (Characteristics), Student Educational Objectives, Tests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.
Note: Federal Executive Institute, Session IX, 10 May-3 July 1970