A Republican, Mr. Pyhrr said one of his wishes is that more government entities would embrace zero-based budgeting to make the kind of necessary changes that companies, such as Heinz, are making. “But that is a long discussion,” he added.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Update: zero-based budgeting in the government?
All the apparent success of zero-based budgeting in the private sector raises the obvious question, "why not use it for the government." Apparently, it was tried before: in 1977, Jimmy Carter ordered the executive branch to implement it. However, without reforming the civil service protection of government employees (lifetime tenure, and very difficult to fire or reward), it was predictably unsuccessful.