Authors: Peter Frumkin
August 1, 2003
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

This report looks at six recent mergers in the public sector. One case, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, is drawn from the experience of municipal government. Four cases come from state government: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; Michigan Department of Community Health; Minnesota Department of Commerce; and MassDevelopment. One case is taken from the federal government’s experience with consolidation: the folding of the United States Information Agency into the Department of State.

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