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The New Public Personnel Administration

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780534602390

ISBN10:
0534602398
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/2/2006
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning
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Summary

Prepare for your career in public personnel management with THE NEW PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION! With coverage of public policies, law rulings, and court rulings, this text gives you a solid foundation for advanced studies in specialized areas of public personnel management. Major policy trends and debates are discussed including affirmative action, compensation and benefits, sexual harassment, workplace violence, substance and alcohol abuse, performance appraisal, and collective bargaining. Discussion questions, suggested readings, chapter appendices, informative illustrations, and examples are just a few of the tools that will help you succeed in this course.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
The American Public Service
1(20)
The Size and Distribution of the American Public Service
3(10)
The Demographics of the Public Service and the Civilian Labor Force
13(6)
Conclusion
19(1)
Discussion Questions
19(1)
References
20(1)
Public Personnel Administration: An Historical Overview
21(34)
The Era of Political Responsiveness: Patronage and Spoils
21(4)
Civil Service Reform I: Neutral Competence in Government
25(9)
Expanding the Constitutional Rights of Public Employees
34(1)
From Exclusive to Inclusive Personnel Policies and Practices
35(2)
Civil Service Reform II: Effective and Responsive Government Adminstration
37(11)
Conclusion
48(2)
Discussion Questions
50(1)
References
50(3)
Suggested Readings
53(2)
Human Resources and Organizational Performance
55(30)
The Competitive Strategy
61(5)
The Cooperative Strategy
66(5)
The Incorporation Strategy
71(1)
Managing Work Force Performance
72(9)
Discussion Questions
81(1)
References
81(3)
Suggested Readings
84(1)
Recruitment and Selection
85(38)
Recruitment: Finding and Attracting Qualified Applicants
87(10)
Selection: Methods, Issues, and Problems
97(15)
The Uneasy Relationship Between Competitiveness, Validity, and EEO: From PACE to Administrative Careers with America
112(6)
Conclusion
118(1)
Discussion Questions
119(1)
References
119(2)
Suggested Readings
121(2)
Issues in Job Evaluation and Pay
123(42)
Job Analysis and Evaluation
124(5)
Job Pricing
129(1)
Job Evaluation in the Federal Service
130(4)
Job Evaluation and Classification Issues
134(12)
Issues Regarding Pay in the Public Service
146(13)
Conclusion
159(1)
Discussion Questions
160(1)
References
161(2)
Suggested Readings
163(2)
Performance Appraisal and Pay for Performance
165(34)
The New Performance Appraisal
165(17)
Pay-for-Performance in the Public Service
182(10)
Conclusion
192(1)
Discussion Questions
193(1)
References
194(3)
Suggested Readings
197(2)
Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
199(34)
Types of Public Employee Organizations
203(5)
Elements of a Collective Bargaining System
208(18)
Conclusion
226(3)
Discussion Questions
229(1)
References
229(2)
Suggested Readings
231(2)
Public Employees--Rights and Responsibilities
233(16)
The Constitution and Public Employment
233(8)
A Balance of Rights and Responsibilities
241(1)
Political Activities of Public Employees
242(3)
Conclusion
245(1)
Discussion Questions
245(1)
References
245(2)
Suggested Readings
247(2)
Combating Historical Patterns of Discrimination
249(30)
The Earliest Programs to Counter Discrimination in Public Employment
250(2)
The Rise of Affirmative Action
252(12)
Addressing Discrimination Against the Disabled
264(1)
The Sexual Harassment Challenge
265(8)
Conclusion
273(1)
Discussion Questions
274(1)
References
274(4)
Suggested Readings
278(1)
Responding to the Changing American Workforce
279(24)
The Changing American Family
279(3)
More Flexible and Cost Conscious Employee Benefit Plans
282(3)
Flexible Work Programs
285(2)
Flexible Work Places
287(1)
Part-Time Work
288(2)
Family Leave Policies
290(2)
Child Care Programs
292(1)
Child Care Centers for Public Employees
293(1)
Elder Care Programs
294(2)
Conclusion
296(1)
Discussion Questions
296(1)
References
297(3)
Suggested Readings
300(3)
Civil Service Reform: A Closer Look
303(20)
Civil Service Reform in U.S. State Governments
306(1)
The State of Georgia
307(2)
The State of Florida
309(2)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
311(4)
The Future of Civil Service Reform
315(2)
Discussion Questions
317(1)
References
317(6)
The Future of Public Personnel
323(10)
Civil Service Reform
323(1)
Workforce Planning and Human Resource Development
324(4)
The Employment Relationship
328(2)
Discussion Questions
330(1)
References
331(2)
Index 333


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