Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Rallying Cry (2)

Mr. John Berry gets bureaucracy.

Mr. Berry is the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. He understands with crystal clarity just how the smaller organizations of government can advance their agendas against the massed opposition of the rest.

"I recognize OPM is a small agency. We are a flea in this town. How a flea survives is to
attach themselves to a very big dog. I've found that the best big dog is the one that has the checkbook.... I can't pretend this flea steers the dog, but we have a good relationship with our dog."

Mr. Berry gets bureaucracy. Do you?

source: Personnel chief calls for better attitude toward civil servants

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