This book presents snapshots of the issues and events transforming the world of public personnel administration as the new century begins.
The book includes both traditional and contemporary issues such as compensation, training, job analysis, sexual harassment, drug testing, and the ADA. This updated edition is easy to read and contains exercises and case problems that help students apply concepts to examples from real life.
- Topics in public personnel administration are discussed in their historical and ethical contexts.
New to this Edition
- Topics have been added and expanded upon. Topics such as: Americans with Disabilities Act (ch.1), Affirmative Action (ch.2), sexual harassment (ch.3), Family and Medical Leave Act (ch.3), reinventing government and performance based organizations (ch.1), assessment centers (ch.7), and pay for performance (ch.9).
- Exercises, case problems, and a glossary have been added to the end of each chapter.
- The order of chapters has been re-organized giving both professors and students a better understanding of the material.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Public Personnel Administration in Context.
PART II. POLICY QUESTIONS. 2. Equality in the Workplace: From Fighting Against Discrimination to Fighting for Diversity 3. The Rights and Needs of Government Employees. 4. The Responsibilities of Government Employees. 5. Collective Bargaining.
III. IMPLEMENTAION QUESTIONS. 6. Job Analysis and Evaluation. 7. Recruitment and Selection. 8. Performance Appraisal. 9. Compensation. 10. Human Resource Development.
Conclusion. 11. A Final Note.