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  Public sector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[[[[math>Insert formula hereThe public sector' is that part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the [[government < math > < math > < math > < math > ]],whether[[national]],[[regional]]or[[local]] / [[municipal]].
Direct administration funded through taxation; the delivering organisation generally has no specific requirement to meet commercial success criteria, and production decisions are determined by government.
This may be considered a mixture of private sector operations with public ownership of assets, although in some forms the private sector's control and/or risk is so great that the service may no longer be considered part of the public sector.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_sector   (228 words)

 Public sector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The public sector is any part of a country's economy which is controlled or operated, by the state or local government.
It is the opposite of the private sector or voluntary sector, which includes the part of an economy which is controlled by private individuals or companies (families, associations, NGOs, sports clubs, religious entities etc.).
In Communist countries where private ownership was banned, the entire economy belonged to the public sector.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Public_service   (128 words)

 Public sector: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The public sector is that part of economic and administrative life that deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the government, EHandler: no quick summary.
The private sector of a nations economy consists of those entities which are not controlled by the state - i.e., a variety of entities such as private firms and...
Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pu/public_sector.htm   (1278 words)

 PSI | Public Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
public utilities pages on this website deal with some of these separately but most of our 20 million members work in the other areas.
The public sector must be constantly improved and made relevant for today if it is to play its full social and economic role.
A collection of in-depth stories relating to public sector reform around the world: some successes; some failures; some solutions and some lessons to be learned.
world-psi.org /TemplateEn.cfm?Section=Public_Sector&...&ContentID=3732   (1016 words)

 Public Sector Consulting - The Segal Company
The Segal Company serves as employee benefits, actuarial, compensation and human resources consultants to the full range of public sector clients: state and local governments, statewide retirement systems and health plans and federal government agencies.
The Segal Company's leadership role in national public sector organizations is widely recognized, as is our role in the review and development of public employee benefit programs.
Publications Publications of interest to sponsors of public sector plans include Public Sector Letters, which discuss creative benefits, compensation and human resources design issues, Bulletins, which describe major legislative, regulatory or accounting compliance developments and occasional Segal Alerts, which summarize important pending legislation that can affect benefit plan sponsors.
www.segalco.com /government/index.cfm   (950 words)

 The Fallacy of the Public Sector, by Murray Rothbard
The Fallacy of the Public Sector, by Murray Rothbard
The productivity of the private sector does not stem from the fact that people are rushing around doing "something," anything, with their resources; it consists in the fact that they are using these resources to satisfy the needs and desires of the consumers.
And yet, Galbraith contends that the public sector is being increasingly starved, relative to its status in the non-affluent nineteenth century!
www.mises.org /rothbard/public.asp   (2969 words)

 Solutions: Public Sector
Public sector organizations at all levels — federal, state, local and non-profits — are feeling the squeeze between rising expectations and shrinking budgets.
In the face of these pressures, public sector organizations must find ways to radically improve performance toward their missions, undertaking innovative reforms, and competing or partnering with private sector organizations for the delivery of goods and services.
Pilot Software helps public sector managers overcome these challenges and improve performance by facilitating a sharper focus on the outcomes organizations must deliver to meet citizen-centered priorities — and the means to achieve them cost-effectively.
www.pilotsoftware.com /solutions   (417 words)

 IFAC - International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
The Standards Program is a multi-year initiative with the objective of improving financial reporting in the public sector by developing a series of prescriptive standards and some associated descriptive guidance on existing government practices.
After each International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board meeting, a report on the progress of IPSASB projects is prepared.
Study 13 - Governance in the Public Sector focuses on governance arrangements in the public sector; specifically on the responsibilities of a governing body of a public sector controlled entity.
www.ifac.org /PublicSector   (849 words)

 National Statistics Online
In March 2006 the public sector showed a deficit on current budget of £3.5 billion, compared with a deficit of £5.8 billion in March 2005.
An alternative measure of the public sector fiscal position is public sector net borrowing.
Public sector net debt, expressed as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), was 36.6 per cent at the end of March, compared with 35.0 per cent at end of March 2005.
www.statistics.gov.uk /cci/nugget.asp?id=206   (323 words)

 Europa - Information Society - Public Sector Information - Access &  Re-use
A Directive on the re-use of public sector information was adopted by the European Parliament and Council on 1 July 2003.
Public sector information is an important economic asset: it constitutes raw material for new digital products and services, and is a key data input for e-commerce trading.
These barriers were identified by the Commission in a process involving all relevant actors (public sector bodies, companies, users) and led to the formulation of a coherent set of actions.
europa.eu.int /information_society/policy/psi/index_en.htm   (485 words)

 Ernst & Young - Public Sector - Home
The public sector is highly active at present.
Via further reorganisation of public sector finance, the policy-makers want to evolve to a gradual build-up of budget surpluses and the creation of a budget margin for an innovative policy.
Our wide experience and knowledge of the public sector means we are directly employable for public sector orders.
www.ey.com /global/content.nsf/Belgium_E/Public_Sector_-_Home   (340 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Public sector growth accelerating
The public sector is creating new jobs at a faster rate than private business, according to the latest official data.
During the 12 months the public sector added 95,000 new positions, an increase of 1.7% to 5.8 million jobs.
Most new positions in the public sector were in health and social services, up by 60,000.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/4297974.stm   (341 words)

 Public Sector Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Public Sector performance will be improved through the reshaping of the work culture to bring about improved customer service.
If the Belize Public Sector is to keep pace with developments in the global sphere, its modernization must embrace advancements in information technology (IT).
The Public Sector Reform Council embraces the future with much anticipation, in working closely with Permanent Secretaries (Chief Executive Officers), Heads of Departments and other senior and middle managers in the ongoing process of Public Sector Reform.
www.belize.gov.bz /library/public_sector_reform/page_10.html   (1660 words)

 Public Sector Open Source Initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Public Sector Open Source Project, convened and sponsored by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will facilitate and loosely organize the sharing of software owned and developed by or for the public sector.
Public entities could save a considerable amount of the money that they now spend on software development by sharing with each other source code that they own.
To maximize the benefits of public sector code sharing, public entities should license their code to one another under "open source" licenses permitting licensees to access and modify the source code.
ecitizen.mit.edu /opensource   (530 words)

 Public Sector jobs at Monster.co.uk
Find hundreds of public sector jobs from throughout the UK on Monster.co.uk.
Top public sector organisations advertise their jobs for roles like teaching, healthcare, finance, social service, IT and more.
Public sector jobs from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are updated daily.
public.monster.co.uk /public_sector_jobs.asp   (272 words)

 GRI - Public Agency Sector Supplement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Following a 90-day public comment period GRI finalised the Supplement which is now ready for use in conjunction with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
A research paper summarizing the state of reporting in the public sector was produced in January 2004.
If you are working to implement the supplement in a public agency of any type (municipality, state department, federal ministry or regional government) and want to be kept up to date on piloting activities or share learning with others, please join our Practitioners Network.
www.globalreporting.org /guidelines/sectors/public.asp   (297 words)

 Middle East and North Africa | Public Sector
With respect to “core” public sector institutions, such as the civil service, the focus of Bank lending has been on capacity-building, including the provision of training and equipment and advice on systems.
A key element of the regions public sector strategy is to strengthen mechanisms that can help “mainstream” a focus on public sector institutional concerns at the overall country program level.
In-depth discussion involving civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders in addition to a broad range of public officials is proving effective in highlighting weaknesses in public sector institutions and “pushing the boundaries” of the dialogue on the subject.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /mna/mena.nsf/All/15E5A7D635C9AB368525695200586920?OpenDocument   (1876 words)

 Public-Sector Enemies - CBS News
Fully 86 percent of public employees are covered by on-the-job health insurance; in the private sector, the rate has fallen to 66 percent.
There are a number of reasons public employees have been able to preserve the kinds of benefits and, in some instances, living standards that were once more common to American workers generally, but chief among these is unions.
If we can't create more security in the private sector (and universal health insurance would be a good start), the modest security of a work life in the public sector will surely be eroded, too.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/06/10/opinion/main700923.shtml   (860 words)

 PSI | Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
PSI and WDM produced the publication Pipe Dreams.
PSI participated in the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, which produced a Compendium of Actions.
The NGO sector is now the eighth largest economy in the world — worth over $1 trillion a year globally.
www.world-psi.org   (265 words)

 Public Sector Accounting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The PSAB invites comments on International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) proposals that the PSAB is considering adopting for a Canadian tax revenue standard.
Financial Instruments — final Public Sector Guideline approved; Statement of Principles for recognition and measurement of derivatives approved for Associates' comment.
The Public Sector Accounting Board newsletter has interviews with the past Chair of PSAB, Sheila Fraser, Auditor General of Canada and the new Chair, Terry Paton, Provincial Controller of Saskatchewan.
www.cica.ca /index.cfm/ci_id/225/la_id/1.htm   (462 words)

 Unisys: Public Sector Solutions Government Citizen Services
Public Sector Protecting People, Building a Trusted Enterprise
National Defense and Domestic Security:  Homeland security, border control, registered traveler, enterprise security, communications interoperability, citizen identity management, certification and accreditation and other domestic security initiatives, as well as total asset visibility for armed services.
Justice and Public Safety:  Voice and data interoperability and information sharing, integrated justice, law enforcement, courts and corrections.
www.unisys.com /public_sector/solutions/index.htm   (293 words)

 IFAC - Bookstore - Public Sector Accounting
This Study addresses aspects of the audit for compliance in the public sector which, in many countries, is subject to very different mandates and objectives than in the private sector.
This Study focuses on governance arrangements in the public sector; specifically on the responsibilities of a governing body of a public sector controlled entity.
The IPSASB (formerly the Public Sector Committee) believes that the publication of this Study will contribute to good governance and accountability in the public sector throughout the world.
www.ifac.org /Store/Category.tmpl?Category=Public+Sector+Accounting   (1377 words)

 Public Sector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
state workplace safety and health programs under plans approved by the U.S. Department of Labor cover most private sector workers and are also required to extend their coverage to public sector (state and local government) workers in the state.
Twenty-two states and territories operate plans covering both the public and private sectors and four states - Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and the Virgin Islands - operate public employee only plans.
Many states without approved safety and health programs do provide coverage to public employees, to varying degrees, through programs that do not receive Federal funding and are not subject to Federal OSHA oversight.
www.osha.gov /fso/osp/Public_Sector.html   (545 words)

 Public Governance and Management:Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Good, effective public governance helps to strengthen democracy and human rights, promote economic prosperity and social cohesion, reduce poverty, enhance environmental protection and the sustainable use of natural resources, and deepen confidence in government and public administration.
This one-day Expert Meeting was convened by the OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development (GOV) and the Prime Minister’s Office of Finland on 17 March 2006.
This report shows how governance impacts on public action by looking at different policy sectors, such as agriculture, higher education, labour market and social protection, foreign investment, environment protection, collection of statistics, protection of intellectual property rights, banking and tax collection.
www.oecd.org /topic/0,2686,en_2649_37405_1_1_1_1_37405,00.html   (340 words)

 Demos - A Network for Ideas & Action - Public Works: The Demos Center for the Public Sector
This attack has been exacerbated by societal changes and the stumbling of government itself; as a result, the public sector today is at risk-starved of resources, drained of talent, and no longer viewed as our collective problem-solving tool.
It is our premise that these trends present a real danger for our democracy and undermine every public interest agenda-from environmental protection and civil rights to economic justice and health care for all.
We hope to witness a resurgence of the belief that public service is a worthy calling for those who wish to contribute to the future of our society.
www.demos.org /page76.cfm   (504 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Deal on public sector pensions
The TUC's annual conference in September was told that 13 different unions, representing more than three million public sector workers, would engage in the biggest industrial action since the 1926 General Strike if the government pressed ahead with its plans.
On Monday, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) complained to Tony Blair that it was unfair for the public employees to have better pension arrangements than private employers.
"The government needed to grasp the nettle and increase the public sector retirement age for existing employees on a sliding scale.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/business/4353444.stm   (744 words)

 SAP - SAP for Public Sector: Solutions That Enable Government Reform and Increase Public Value
Find out how the Port is using SAP solutions to build a level of public service worthy of a world-class public sector organization.
The SAP for Public Sector set of solutions helps governments meet the needs of all stakeholders, from citizens to employees to legislators to other agencies.
The results benefit citizens and governments alike across the social, economic, political, and governance roles of the public sector.
www.sap.com /industries/publicsector/index.epx   (421 words)

 Public Sector Careers - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In keeping with the long Jesuit tradition of public service, Boston College Law School encourages all students to consider working in the public sector as they begin their legal careers.
A career in the public sector can be particularly rewarding.
A career in the public sector offers its own challenges as well, such as lower salaries.
www.bc.edu /schools/law/services/career/public   (166 words)

 Public Sector
The newest featured article, plus the two most recent articles from the Public Sector index (see bottom of page) are always available to members.
While the potential value of public sector knowledge management is evident, implementation challenges not withstanding, public sector organizations have often been reluctant to explore the possibilities of knowledge management.
However, there is a relative delay in its application in the public sector.
www.managementfirst.com /public_sector/articles/articles.htm   (473 words)

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