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This collection of original manuscriptsrepresenting a cross-section of the timeliest scholarship in public personnel administrationexplores the theme of "problems and prospects" in public personnel administration.The contributions are organized into four broad sections: The Setting, The Techniques, The Issues, and Reform and the Future. Section One focuses primarily on the social, political, economic, and legal trends that have served as catalysts in the transformation of public personnel administration. Section Two is composed of selections that summarize developments in the practice of HRM, with special emphasis on emerging personnel techniques and the ways that traditional approaches to the staffing function are being revised. Section Three discusses and suggests responses to some of the most troublesome or pervasive issues in modern personnel management. The final section assesses the probable trends in the field's future, and analyzes the efficacy of recent reform efforts.For human resource personnel looking to broaden their perspective in the field.
Table of Contents
|Contributing Authors||p. xv|
|The Setting||p. 1|
|Competing Perspectives on Public Personnel Administration: Civil Service, Patronage, and Privatization||p. 3|
|What Every Public Personnel Manager Should Know About the Constitution||p. 17|
|Human Resource Management in the Federal Government During a Time of Change||p. 34|
|Personnel and Human Resource Management in the States||p. 46|
|Local Government Personnel Administration: Heritage, Contemporary Practice, and Portents||p. 64|
|Personnel Recruitment and Retention in the Nonprofit Sector||p. 79|
|Strategic Human Resources Management||p. 95|
|The Trials and Tribulations of Performance Appraisal: Problems and Prospects in the Twenty-First Century||p. 107|
|Employee Benefits||p. 123|
|Challenges in Motivating the Public Sector Employee: Theory and Practice in a Dynamic Environment||p. 142|
|Human Resource Metrics in Government: Measuring the Impacts of HRM||p. 160|
|Planning for Today and Tomorrow: Workforce Planning||p. 179|
|Employee Rights to Address Wrongs: Trends in State Government Grievance Practices||p. 203|
|The Issues||p. 217|
|Affirmative Action and Diversity in the Public Sector||p. 219|
|Gender and Workplace Issues||p. 236|
|HR Information Technology Systems in State Government: Findings from the 2007 Government Performance Project||p. 253|
|Ethics and Human Resource Management||p. 275|
|Current Developments in Public Sector Labor Relations||p. 290|
|Outsourcing Human Resources: Problems and Prospects for the Public Sector||p. 308|
|Turbulence in the Civil Service: Whither the Public Service Ethos?||p. 327|
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