An Empirical Assessment of High-Performing Medical Groups: by Stephen Shortell; Julie Schmittdiel; Margaret Wang; Rui Li;

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A Department of Defense contract). EPA in particular released information in 2000 that several universities had either been fined for violations or been found to be in noncompliance with EPA guidelines. The EPA Regions have found specific examples of noncompliance at universities and colleges that include improperly handling and disposing of hazardous waste materials, boilers and furnaces that do not meet clean air regulations, inadequate monitoring of underground storage tanks, sewage treatment facilities that are not operating properly, and proper abatement of lead-based paint and asbestos.

At the time of contraction, the university will have to “renew” itself by finding more resources, new research areas and perhaps redefining its purpose. Public universities will also expand under the life cycle theory model if new directives are imposed upon the organization from an external force. When new federal or state regulations are imposed on public institutions, universities expand organizationally, that is, devote resources, to comply with the new guidelines. Marshall W. Meyer (1979) states that environmental pressures outside public bureaus have substantial influence over expansion and contraction.

In its RFP, FEMA (2003) states: FEMA will provide Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) funds to assist universities, through the state and local governments, to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program to reduce overall risk to facilities, research assets, students and faculty. FEMA clearly states the intentions of the grant proposal. 3 Infrastructure Protection (IP) Mission Area/Subgroup—The Infrastructure Protection (IP) Subgroup identifies and pursues user requirements for the protection and assurance of critical government, public, and private infrastructure systems required to maintain the national and economic security of the United States.

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