Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: MC-002-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1964

Subject Area: Apportionment

Bibliographic Citation: Presidential appointees, 1964-1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Mackenzie, G. Calvin  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8458

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This collection provides information on the personal and career backgrounds of Senate-confirmed presidential appointees over the last twenty years. The data were gathered in order to assess the attitudes of appointees toward their government service and to evaluate the quality of appointees and reasons for short tenure in government service. The variables measured were designed to investigate the educational and occupational histories of appointees, tenure in appointed positions, and the experiences and attitudes of appointees in the following areas: conflict of interest laws, financial disclosure, financial sacrifice, family adjustment problems, selection process, Senate confirmation process, preparation and orientation for the job, relations with the bureaucracy, Congress, and White House, frustrations and satisfactions with the job, and employment after their most recent position as a full-time presidential appointee.

SOURCE: published sources, U.S. government agency records, and personal mail survey

UNIVERSE: All Presidential appointees to full-time positions which required Senate confirmation from November, 1964 through December, 1984

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

RESTRICTIONS: Part 1 of the collection, the biographical file, is available without restriction. In order to preserve confidentiality of respondents, access to nine variables in Part 2, the survey file, is possible only by contacting ICPSR directly. The names of these nine variables are: year confirmed to position, month confirmed to position, year departed from position, month departed from position, year of birth, sex, race, geographic location of principal place of employment, and senate committee with jurisdiction over appointment.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data, and survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: November 1964-December 1984

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1985

SUBJECT TERMS: administrative behavior. bureaucracy. bureaucrats. conflict resolution, personal. education. family. federal executives. financial affairs. government personnel. governmental elites. job history. job satisfaction. legislative process. occupations. personal finances. political elites. working conditions. United States. United States Congress. United States Senate.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

LEADERSHIP IN JEOPARDY: THE FRAYING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS SYSTEM. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Public Administration, 1985. CLASSNO = Class III

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct