The New Public Personnel Administration / Edition 6

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

An advanced undergraduate or graduate-level introduction to the field of public personnel administration in US governments. This fifth edition is updated with regard to policies dealing with political activity of public employees, sexual harassment, and affirmative action. Special attention has been paid to ongoing reforms of public personnel systems on all levels of government. There is a new chapter on workplace violence. Felix Nigro is affiliated with the University of Georgia. Lloyd Nigro is affiliated with Georgia State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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"The last time I counted there were around a dozen textbooks on the topic but none better than Nigro et al... It is grounded in the traditional literature and way of thinking about public personnel administration; it is well-written and engaging; and it is probably the best textbook available for the course and students that I teach."

"The New Public Personnel Administration is one of the most widely used personnel texts used in public administration/policy/affairs programs in the country. Having used an earlier edition of this text as graduate student myself years ago, and having been re-introduced as an instructor, there is no shortage of public administration programs that rely on the expertise of Nigro, Nigro, and Kellough."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534602390
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/2/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

A Georgia State faculty member since 1979, Lloyd Nigro is currently professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at Georgia State University. He previously taught at Syracuse University and the University of Southern California and his primary areas of scholarly research and publication are public-sector human-resources management and policy, administrative ethics, and American political thought and administration. He has published numerous articles in these areas and is co-author of THE NEW PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION, a widely used textbook. Currently his research interests are focused on state and local government civil service reform in the United States. Nigro's research has been published in Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Management History, Administration and Society, Public Productivity Management Review, Policy Studies Journal and Review of Public Personnel Administration.

(Late) Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia.

J. Edward Kellough is Professor and Head of the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. His major area of academic interest is public personnel administration/human resources management. His research has addressed such topics as equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, representative bureaucracy, reinventing government, and civil service reform. Some of his other recent works include UNDERSTANDING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: POLITICS, DISCRIMINATION, AND THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE (Georgetown University Press, 2006); and CIVIL SERVICE REFORM IN THE STATES: PERSONNEL POLICY AND POLITICS AT THE SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL, co-edited with Lloyd G. Nigro (SUNY Press, 2006). He has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals.

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Table of Contents

1. The American Public Service. 2. Civil Service Reform in the United States. 3. Public Personnel and Organizational Performance. 4. Recruitment and Selection. 5. Issues in Job Evaluation and Pay. 6. Performance Appraisal and Pay for Performance. 7. Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector. 8. Public Employees: Rights and Responsibilities. 9. Combating Historical Patterns of Discrimination. 10. Responding to the Changing American Workforce. 11. The Future of Public Personnel Administration.

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