Public Personnel Management: Current Concerns, Future Problems / Edition 5

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Updated in a new 5th edition, Public Personnel Management, by Norma M. Riccucci, is a concise and accessible reader containing all original articles addressing the most current issues in public personnel management. Written expressly for the text by leading scholars, all of the articles are either new to this edition or substantially revised. Each article focuses on specific-often controversial-issues in public personal management, such as comparative personnel management, pensions, sexuality, health, succession planning, unions, and the multi-generational workforce.

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“I highly recommend this reader. Through interesting and well-written chapters, it reinforces core material and introduces students to increasingly important and specialized topics not covered in most basic texts.” — Gene A. Brewer, University of Georgia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205012671
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 350,950
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Norma M. Riccucci is Professor at Rutgers University, USA.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 Public Human Resource Management: How We Get Where We Are Today Stephen E. Condrey 1

Chapter 2 Building Public HRM Capacity in Fragile and Transitional States: Linking Theory, Research, Practice, and Teaching Donald E. Klingner 14

Chapter 3 Generational Differences and the Public Sector Workforce Madinah F. Hamidullah 28

Chapter 4 Affirmative Action and the Law Norma M. Riccucci 39

Chapter 5 Diversity and Cultural Competency Norma M. Riccucci 50

Chapter 6 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Employees in the Public Sector Workforce Charles W. Gossett 60

Chapter 7 Chronic Health Issues and the Public Workplace James D. Slack Samuel Douglas Drake Slack Sarah Ashley Slack 77

Chapter 8 Public Employee Unions in a New Era T. Zane Reeves 95

Chapter 9 Public Employees' Liability for "Constitutional Torts" David H. Rosenbloom 104

Chapter 10 Strategic Human Resource Management Dennis M. Daley 120

Chapter 11 Hiring in the Federal Government: Balancing Technical, Managerial, and Political Imperatives Carolyn Ban 135

Chapter 12 The Challenges of Succession Planning in Turbulent Times Heather Getha-Taylor 148

Chapter 13 Public Sector Pensions and Benefits: Challenges in a New Environment Albert C. Hyde Katherine C Naff 157

Chapter 14 Managing Human Resources to Improve Organizational Productivity: The Role of Performance Evaluation J. Edward Kellough 173

Chapter 15 Privatized Prisons and Unions: Personnel Management Implications Trina M. Gordon Byron E. Price 186

Chapter 16 Human Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations Joan E. Pynes 196

Chapter 17 Ethics Management and Training Jonathan P. West Evan M. Berman 213

Index 228

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