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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
Competing Perspectives on Public Personnel Administration: Civil Service, Patronage, and Privatization
What Every Public Personnel Manager Should Know About the Constitution
Human Resource Management in the Federal Government During a Time of Change
Personnel and Human Resource Management in the States
Local Government Personnel Administration: Heritage, Contemporary Practice, and Portents
Personnel Recruitment and Retention in the Nonprofit Sector
Strategic Human Resources Management
The Trials and Tribulations of Performance Appraisal: Problems and Prospects in the Twenty-First Century
Challenges in Motivating the Public Sector Employee: Theory and Practice in a Dynamic Environment
Human Resource Metrics in Government: Measuring the Impacts of HRM
Planning for Today and Tomorrow: Workforce Planning
Employee Rights to Address Wrongs: Trends in State Government Grievance Practices
Affirmative Action and Diversity in the Public Sector
Gender and Workplace Issues
HR Information Technology Systems in State Government: Findings from the 2007 Government Performance Project
Ethics and Human Resource Management
Current Developments in Public Sector Labor Relations
Outsourcing Human Resources: Problems and Prospects for the Public Sector
Turbulence in the Civil Service: Whither the Public Service Ethos?
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