Public Personnel Administration

Public Personnel Administration : Problems and Prospects

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For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Public Personnel Administration, Human Resources Administration, and Labor-Management Relations in departments of Political Science or Public Administration. This collection of original manuscripts--representing a cross-section of the timeliest scholarship in public personnel administration--explores the theme of "problems and prospects" in public personnel administration.show more

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  • Paperback | 387 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 013041378X
  • 9780130413789

Table of contents

I. THE SETTING. 1.The Political Context of Public Personnel Administration, Lana Stein (University of Missouri-St. Louis). 2. Competing Perspectives on Public Personnel Administration: Patronage, Civil Service, and Privatization, Donald E. Klingner (University of Colorado). 3. What Every Public Personnel Manager Should Know About the Constitution, David H. Rosenbloom and Margo Bailey (The American University). 4. Personnel Management in the Local Government Setting, Alan Saltzstein (California State University-Fullerton). 5. The American Federal Bureaucracy: A Retrospective Look at Reinvention and Reform, Patricia Ingraham (Syracuse University). 6. Deregulating the Public Personnel Function, Jerrell D. Coggburn (University of Texas at San Antonio). II. THE TECHNIQUES. 7. Strategic Human Resource Management, Joan E. Pynes (University of South Florida). 8. Issues, Challenges and Changes in Recruitment and Selection, Gary E. Roberts (University of Memphis). 9. Why Public Managers Hate Position Classification, Katherine C. Naff (San Francisco State University). 10. Compensation, Merit Pay, and Motivation, James L. Perry (Indiana University). 11. The Trials and Tribulations of Performance Appraisal: Problems and Prospects on Entering the 21st Century, Dennis Daley (North Carolina State University). 12. Public Employee Benefits and the Changing Nature of the Workforce, N. Joseph Cayer (Arizona State University). III. THE ISSUES. 13. Productivity and Privatization: The Human Resource Management Connection, Evan Berman (University of Central Florida). 14. Privatizing Personnel: Outsourcing Public Sector Functions, Wendell Lawther (University of Central Florida). 15. Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the Public Sector, J. Edward Kellough (University of Georgia). 16. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Sally Coleman Seldon (Lynchburg College). 17. Working Together: Meeting the Challenge of Workplace Diversity, Sonia Ospina and James F. O'Sullivan (New York University). 18. The Difference That Gender Makes, Mary E. Guy (Florida State University). 19. Disabled or Not Disabled: How Does the Americans with Disabilities Act Affect Employment Policies?, Bonnie G. Mani (East Carolina University). 20. Supplementing Common Myths with Uncommon Management: The Effective Involvement of Volunteers in Delivering Public Services, Jeffrey L. Brudney (University of Georgia). 21. Ethics and Human Resource Management, Jon P. West (University of Miami). IV. REFORM AND THE FUTURE. 22. Problems and Prospects for Public Employee Unions and Public Managers, Richard C. Kearney (East Carolina University). 23. Facing Fundamental Challenges in Reforming Public Personnel Administration, Hal Rainey (University of Georgia). 24. Reforming Public Sector Human Resource Management: Best Practices from the Practitioner's View, Robert Lavigna (State of Wisconsin). 25. The Reform Agenda: Where Do We Go from Here?, Lloyd Nigro (Georgia State University). Index.show more

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