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CASES IN PUBLIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT is a collection of 30 actual case studies (with only names changed) with an emphasis on the social and ethical concerns of public managers as well as the impact of 9/11 on the field.
A supplementary text for a standard course in public sector personnel management or related subjects. Reeves (U. of New Mexico) has assembled 30 actual cases from personnel management, employment relations, and human resources management. Each case is followed by discussion questions that he recommends students address as small groups. He includes no index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Dr. Reeves is Regent's Professor of Public Administration at The University of New Mexico. His books include (authored and co-authored) Cases in Public Human Resources Management, Human Resources Management, Personnel Management in the Public Sector, Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, and Politics of Peace Corps and VISTA. He also has published numerous journal articles and consulted with private and public sector organizations in areas of performance appraisal, discipline, grievance handling, dispute resolution, and labor-management relations. Dr. Reeves serves on labor and employment arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, US Postal Service/APWU, Tinker Air Force Base/AFGE, US Postal Service/NALC, and Rio Grande Credit Union. He is an arbitrator and grievance hearing officer for the City of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Albuquerque T-VI, Gallup, Roswell, Lake Havasu City, as well as the County of Bernalillo, Curry, Dona Ana, and Maricopa. Dr. Reeves has provided consulting services to the governments of Kazakhstan, Hungary, Somalia, Oman, and Brazil, as well as the Navajo and Jicarilla Apache Nations. Dr. Reeves is on the Board of Directors and Past-President of Outcomes, Inc., and Casa Esperanza.
Part One: PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT. 1. Recruitment and Selection, Deer Valley Hires a New Coach. 2. Promotion, Tom Collins Doesn't Mix Well. 3. Job Evaluation, Some Counselors Are More Equal Than Others. 4. Compensation, Paying the Tucson Police. 5. The Fair Labor Standards Act, Flexing to Avoid Overtime. 6. Employee Benefits, No More Nittany Lions. 7. Merit System Standards, Hiring the Unqualified. 8. Personnel Records Management, Dissing the Border Patrol. Part Two: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS. 9. Collective Bargaining (Problem Solving), Handling the Hanford Patrol. 10. Collective Bargaining (Positional), Taking the Firefighters' Heat. 11. Labor-Management Relations, Holiday Time for Prison Guards. 12. Affirmative Action, An African American Woman Among the Good Ol' Boys in Indiana. 13. Sexual Harassment, Jailhouse Follies. 14. Ethnic Discrimination, Culture Clash at the Cancer Center. 15. Employee Due Process, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Police. 16. ADA Concerns, Is Heavy Lifting an Essential Job Function? 17. Hatch Act and Partisan Practices, Political Shoot-Out in the Lone Star State. Part Three: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT. 18. Human Resources Planning, Smoky Bear Is An Underfill. 19. Performance Evaluation, To Protect and to Serve. 20. Employee Development and Training, Fearless Freddy Fuego. 21. Layoff and Reduction-in-Force,Eenie, Meenie-Miny-Mo. 22. Grievance Appeals of Disciplinary Action, Cattery Row. 23. Documentation in Discipline, Case of the Missing Portable Potty. 24.Safety and Security After 9/11, Going Postal? 25.Attendance Management, What's a Single Mom to Do? Part Four: SOCIAL AND ETHICAL CONCERNS. 26. Off Duty Conduct, The Cop and the Prostitute. 27. Employee Dating and Privacy, The Case of the Cuddly Custodian. 28Managing the Older Worker, Billy Goat or Old Goat? 29. Religious Freedom at Work, Too Many Christmas Carols in the Winter Festival. 30. Ethics in HR, The Unsinkable Molly Brown.