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department

a grouping of similar or closely related JOB roles into a discrete section within an ORGANIZATION, for example, the finance department. Departments may be confined to one level of the HIERARCHY or, as in FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURED organizations, extend over several levels and contain their own hierarchy. Grouping of tasks in this way is generally necessary to facilitate the integration and COORDINATION of activities, but there is the danger that departments will prioritize internal objectives over those of the organization as a whole. See BUREAUCRACY.
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Mayor Karachi appreciated the departmental heads who were present on this occasion.
He said that action will be taken against departmental heads who were not present on their duty during office timings, said a statement.
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In May of 2003, I requested a review by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to determine if the public availability of the organizational names and telephone numbers of all Departmental cardholders could pose a security risk to classified operations.
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So we set out to create a more effective reward system by combining motivational theory, the experience of other departments, and our own departmental needs.
From departmental CIFS or NFS file servers to enterprise NAS deployments, a common set of well documented issues arise--including file management, scalability and utilization rates--and enterprise end users now increasingly understand the rocky road involved with managing independent NAS devices as discrete "one-off" resources.

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