Several Diverse Effects of Reorganization: Evidence from the USCIS

31 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2015  

Soo-Young Lee

Seoul National University

Taesik Yun

University of Georgia - Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Andrew B. Whitford

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy

Jae Young Lim

University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs

Date Written: January 26, 2015

Abstract

While many presidential administrations choose to reorganize executive branch agencies, each for different reasons, few studies have assessed the diverse consequences of reorganization. We examine the effects of reorganization of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the lenses of employee perceptions. Our results show that reorganization of the federal agency had statistically-significant effects on employees’ perceptions of performance, goal communication, internal communication, information sharing, leadership, entrepreneurship, competency, and resources. However, reorganization did not have statistically-significant effects on perceptions of cooperation, performance communication, empowerment, or performance-oriented culture.

Suggested Citation

Lee, Soo-Young and Yun, Taesik and Whitford, Andrew B. and Lim, Jae Young, Several Diverse Effects of Reorganization: Evidence from the USCIS (January 26, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2555974 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2555974

Soo-Young Lee (Contact Author)

Seoul National University ( email )

Kwanak-gu
Seoul, 151-742
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Taesik Yun

University of Georgia - Carl Vinson Institute of Government ( email )

Athens, GA 30602
United States

Andrew B. Whitford

University of Georgia - Department of Public Administration and Policy ( email )

Athens, GA 30602
United States
706-542-2898 (Phone)
706-583-0610 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://andrewwhitford.com

Jae Young Lim

University of Georgia - School of Public and International Affairs ( email )

Athens, GA 30602-6254
United States

Paper statistics

Downloads
79
Rank
251,660
Abstract Views
376