The behavior aspect of this relationship between public administrators and the public comprises the ethical standards.
Federal, state and local governments in the United States will continue to grow in size and complexity as the various publics demand more services from those governments. As the costs for such programs continue to spiral upward, the public will continue to demand greater efficiency in the delivery of services¨the primary role of public administrators. The publicĂs support for these programs will depend on the ability of public administrators to demonstrate results and to reasonably remain accountable to societal needs and expectations. This requires a careful treading between conflicting public demands, conveying program objectives and achievements to the public, efficiently delivering on the publicĂs needs and expectations, and performing within the ethical constraints of constitutional and legal norms.
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