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Classics of Public Personnel Policy

ISBN-10: 0155062786
ISBN-13: 9780155062788
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: In this revised and expanded reader, Thompson brings 30 classic articles and book chapter reprints together under one cover--giving students a grounding in the history, development, and current status of public personnel policy in the United States.  More...

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Book details

List price: $131.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

In this revised and expanded reader, Thompson brings 30 classic articles and book chapter reprints together under one cover--giving students a grounding in the history, development, and current status of public personnel policy in the United States. In addition to discussion of hot topics, Thompson includes such important primary source materials as the Pendleton Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1972, the Volcker Commission's Leadership for Governance findings, and key Supreme Court decisions. Enhanced by the editor's extensively revised section introductions, these readings give students a sense of the rich historical legacy of the field while casting light on contemporary issues and policy dilemmas.

Preface
Beginnings: Politics and Public Personnel Policy
Americanizing a Foreign Invention: The Pendleton Act of 1883
The Pendleton Act
Merit Systems and Politics
Merit, Morality, and Democracy
Merit Systems: Triumph, Discontent, and the Shadow
The Silent Revolution in Patronage
Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois
The Civil Service: A Meritless System?
Position Classification: A Behavioral Analysis for the Public Service
Merit Pay in the Public Sector: The Case for a Failure of Theory
The Personnel Office: Friend or Foe?
The Illusion of Smallness
The Supreme Court and Private Contractors: Extracts from O'Hare Truck Service v. City of Northlake and Board of County Commrs. v. Umbehr
Merit Systems and Executive Leadership
The Idea of a Civil Service: A Third Force?
The Malek Manual
Testimony on Civil Service Reform and Organization
Leadership for Governance
The Governor as Leader: Strengthening Public Service Through Executive Leadership
Equal Employment Opportunity and Representation
The Negro and the Federal Service in an Era of Change
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, As Amended (1972)
Griggs, et al. v. Duke Power Co.
Through the Glass Ceiling: Prospects for the Advancement of Women in the Federal Civil Service
Cultural Diversity Programs to Prepare for Work Force 2000: What's Gone Wrong?
Employee Rights and Labor Relations
Public Personnel Administration and the Constitution: An Emergent Approach
Strikes in the Public Service
The Limits of Collective Bargaining in Public Employment
The Impacts of Collective Bargaining on Local Government Services: A Review of Research
Working Together for Public Service
Toward Reinvention
Hard Truths/Tough Choices: An Agenda for State and Local Reform
From Red Tape to Results: Creating a Government That Works Better and Costs Less
People and Performance: Challenges for the Future Public Service--the Report from the Wye River Conference

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