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Managing in the Public Sector: A Casebook in Ethics and Leadership



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Managing in the Public Sector gives students and instructors of public administration, leadership, human resources management, and administrative ethics nearly seventy case studies - ranging in scope and complexity - that illustrate theoretical concepts, encourage active student participation in the classroom, and bring to life the exciting work and myriad challenges real public administrators face every day. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
About the Authorsp. xi
Introduction: A Primer on Ethics in Public Administrationp. 1
Why Study Ethics?p. 1
Subjectivismp. 2
Cultural Relativismp. 3
Psychological Egoismp. 4
Utilitarian Theory (Teleological Ethics)p. 6
Duty Ethics (Deontological Ethics)p. 10
Virtue Ethicsp. 12
The Moral Minimump. 14
The Case Study Methodp. 14
Managing Employeesp. 15
Floggings Will Continuep. 15
Not Paying Taxes at the IRSp. 16
Cutting Loose the Dirty Dozenp. 19
Eleven Months to Retirementp. 20
A Competent but Slow Employeep. 21
A Termination by Any Other Namep. 23
Leading Public Organizationsp. 27
Gay Rights Signs on City Utility Polesp. 27
Serving at the Pleasure of the City Councilp. 28
Office of Emergency Management Fake Press Conferencep. 30
Squeezing Out the Garbage Collectorsp. 33
The Governor's Transition Teamp. 34
Running the Numbers at the State Health Departmentp. 35
Public Financial Management and Budgetingp. 38
The Long Forgotten Raise in the Property Taxp. 38
Tuition Reimbursement Programp. 39
Submitting an Incomplete Financial Reportp. 42
Ineligible for Suggestion System Awardsp. 43
Free Boat for Soda Display at State Lodgep. 44
Charging for Copies of Public Documentsp. 46
Managing Human Resourcesp. 48
The Planning Director and the H R Analystp. 48
Patronage Charges against the Governorp. 51
Selecting the Special Assistant to the City Councilp. 55
Maintaining Pay during Reduction in Forcep. 58
A Speed Bump on Staffp. 60
The Bureaucrat's Wifep. 62
Public Health and Welfarep. 65
Pennies from Heavenp. 65
Spanking the Foster Childp. 66
Children Abused in State Institutionp. 69
Smoking at the State Health Departmentp. 70
Prenatal Care for Illegal Immigrantsp. 72
Privatizing the County Hospitalp. 74
Planning and Economic Developmentp. 77
Tourism Advertisementp. 77
A Reasonable Offerp. 79
Shootout at the Zoning Commission: MegaStore v. the Pharmacistsp. 80
Complimentary Soda Drinks for Bus Driversp. 83
The Ethanol Loan Subsidyp. 84
Free Building for Titan Trout Shopp. 86
Education Administration and Policyp. 88
Changing the Gradep. 88
The Superintendent's Scandalp. 89
Gift Certificate for Recommendation Letterp. 91
State University Football Coach and the Wayward Teamp. 92
Working Extra to Pay Your Own Salaryp. 93
Professor Dating Studentp. 95
To Protect and to Servep. 97
Rough Day in Tornado Alleyp. 97
Pornography and the Police Chief's Wifep. 98
Nukes Travel Cross Countyp. 99
Highway Patrol Officer Sells Benefit Ticketsp. 100
Cyber Terrorismp. 101
Records Checkp. 102
Bureaucracy and Public Moralityp. 104
The Corrections Officer Selection Videop. 104
Indecent Exposure and the Board of Cosmetologyp. 106
American General Opines on Gaysp. 107
Hollywood Discoveryp. 108
Advertisement for Topless Bar in University Newspaperp. 110
Diversity Managementp. 112
Sensitivity Training and Pandora's Boxp. 112
The Fair Employment Practices Actp. 114
Weekend Racistp. 118
Accommodating a Student with a Disabilityp. 120
Hate Speech in Confidential Course Evaluationsp. 121
Equal Pay Experts in a Hot Tubp. 122
Challenges in Nonprofit Managementp. 125
Firefighters Get Money for Charityp. 125
Ghost Worker at the Nonprofitp. 126
Sharing the Donor Listp. 128
University President Protests Football Official's Decisionp. 130
The Lazy Volunteerp. 130
Environmental Protectionp. 133
An Ombudsman by Any Other Namep. 133
Northern Spotted Owlp. 134
Funding the Frog Studyp. 135
Penciling in Your Own Salaryp. 137
Carbon Footprint of a Global Warming Activistp. 139
Appendix Cases Listed by Subject Areasp. 143
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