Since retirement, Dr. Siegel has kept himself busy with various volunteer activities both on the USC campus and off. Volunteer USC activities have included: Chair, USC Retired Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee; member, Board of Directors of the Retired Faculty Association; former Chair of that group and former editor of its newsletter and ex-officio member of the USC Benefits Advisory Committee (representing the Emeriti Center). Other activities include: member and treasurer of the Resident’s Council of the Canterbury Senior Residence Community, where he lives, and occasional writing and publication as well as sometime consulting in the field of human resource management and performance improvement in public organizations. Additionally, he has continued service on the Board of Directors of the Goodwill of Southern California from before his retirement.
Gilbert B. Siegel is C.C. Crawford Distinguished Professor of Public Productivity Improvement, Emeritus, from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development. Most of his academic work has been in the fields of public management, with particular emphasis on human resource management. On the latter subject, his work has focused on compensation and performance improvement. He is the author or editor of seven books, over 60 articles, and numerous consulting reports. His most recent book is Mass Interviewing and the Marshaling of Ideas to Improve Performance: the Crawford Slip Method (University Press of America, 1996). He has applied the Crawford Slip Technique extensively in consulting projects concerned with performance improvement in public agencies and as a research technique.
“A great lesson learned from this experience is: Don’t say ‘Yes’ to too many requests for volunteer services.” Gilbert B. Siegel.