Public Personnel Administration

Public Personnel Administration : Problems and Prospects

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This collection of original manuscripts - representing a cross-section of current scholarship in public personnel administration - explores the theme of "problems and prospects" in public personnel administration. All chapters have been either extensively revised or are new, to include topics such as voluntary organizations, Total Quality Management, The Americans with Disabilities Act, human resource planning, reinventing government, and pension systems. This work is intended for use on undergraduate/graduate courses in public personnel administration in departments of political science or public administration.show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0130377147
  • 9780130377142

Table of contents

I. THE SETTING. 1. The Politics of Public Personnel Administration, Frank J. Thompson (SUNY-Albany). 2. What Every Personnel Manager Should Know About the Constitution, David H. Rosenbloom (The American University). 3. Personnel Management in the Local Government Setting, Alan Saltzstein (CSU-Fullerton). 4. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and Its Progeny: The Promise and the Dilemma, Patricia W. Ingraham and James R. Thompson (both of Syracuse University). II. THE TECHNIQUES. 5. Strategic Human Resource and Career Development Planning, Jonathan P. West and Evan M. Berman (both of Univ. of Miami). 6. Current Issues and Challenges in Recruitment and Selection, John A. Hamman and Uday Desai (both of Southern Illinois Univ. at Carbondale). 7. Performance Appraisal: Seeking Accountability and Efficiency Through Individual Effort, Commitment and Accomplishment, Nicholas P. Lovrich, Jr.(Washington State Univ.). 8. Compensation, Merit Pay, and Motivation, James L. Perry (Indiana University). 9. Human Capital and High Performance in Public Organizations, David G. Carnevale (Univ. of Oklahoma). 10. Employee Discipline and Removal: Coping with Job Security, Steven W. Hays (Univ. of South Carolina). 11. Public Employee Pensions and Pension Plans, N. Joseph Cayer and Ronald W. Perry (both of Arizona State Univ.) III. THE CHALLENGES. 12. Unions in Government: Where Do They Go From Here?, Richard C. Kearney (Univ. of Connecticut). 13. Privatization and Productivity, Marc Holzer (Rutgers Univ.). 14. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Policies, Techniques, and Controversies, Cole Blease Graham, Jr.(Univ. of South Carolina). 15. Managing Sexual Harassment in Public Employment, Jane H. Bayes (CSU-Northridge) and Rita Mae Kelly (Arizona State Univ.). 16. Women, Public Administration, and the Personnel Function, Mary E. Guy (Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham). 17. The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Public Personnel Management, Edward Kellough and Robert C. Gamble. (both of Univ. of Georgia). 18. Contemporary Health Care Dilemmas and Public Personnel Management, Robert H. Elliott (Auburn Univ.-Montgomery). 19. Ethics and Public Personnel Administration, Harold F. Gortner (George Mason Univ.). IV. THE FUTURE. 20. Merit System Reform in the States, N. Joseph Cayer. (Arizona State Univ.). 21. Total Quality Management and the Personnel Function, A.C. Hyde (The American Univ.). 22. The Involvement of Volunteers in the Delivery of Services: Myth and Management, Jeffrey L. Brudney (Univ. of Georgia). 23. A Retrospective and Prospective: The Moral Dimension, O. Glenn Stahl (Arlington, VA). Contributing Authors. Index.show more

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