Public Personnel Administration: Problems and Prospects / Edition 4

Public Personnel Administration: Problems and Prospects / Edition 4

by Steven W. Hays
     
 

ISBN-10: 013041378X

ISBN-13: 9780130413789

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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.

The contributions are organized into four broad sections: The Setting, The Techniques, The Issues, and Reform and the

Overview

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130413789
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
387
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.83(d)

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 ManagementConnection, 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.

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