Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations

ISBN-10: 0205616798
ISBN-13: 9780205616794
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $107.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

The latest edition of this highly praised book retains the characteristics that have made it a success: an accessible writing style, and an abundance of practical exercises and real life case studies.With an increased inclusion of research findings, this updated text continues to elucidate policy issues and professional practice in personnel administration at every level of government-state, local, and federal.For those interested in public personnel management and human resource administration.

Preface
Introduction
Introduction: Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations
Productivity
Government Setting
Nonprofit Setting
Personnel Specialists
Plan of the Book
Case Study
Public Policies for Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations
The Development of the Merit System
George Washington and his Men of Character
Andrew Jackson and Spoils
The Merit System and Machine Politics
Merit and the Constitution
Scientific Management and Efficient Government
The New Deal and Public Management
Specialization and Professionalism
Re-Thinking Merit
Contracting: The New Patronage?
Ethics, Rights, and Responsibilities
Political Neutrality: Government Employees
Free Speech
Restrictions on Nonprofit Organizations
Religion
Whistleblowing
Codes of Ethics for Public and Nonprofit Employees
Rights to Privacy
Drug Testing
Privacy and New Technologies
Liability of New Government Employees
Case Study
Diversity
The Concept of Representative Bureaucracy
Who Is Represented
Measures of Diversity
The Record
The Legal Mandates
Diversity Planning
Productivity
Job Design
Ability
Effort
Working Conditions
Evaluation
Organization for Personnel Management
Organization Theory
History of Personnel Organization in Government
Technical Core Structures of Personnel Management
Agency Linkages
Management in a Central Personnel Office
Institutional Relations
Organizational Needs
Succession Planning
Incrementalism and Personnel Management
Use of Human Resource Planning
Approaches Toward Succession Planning
A Model for Succession Planning
Position Analysis and Job Evaluation
Approaches to Position Analysis
Conducting a Functional Job Analysis
Position Description
Position Classification
Maintaining a Classification System
Alternatives to Position Classification
Job Evaluation
Position Analysis Exercise
Performance Evaluation
The Use of Performance Evaluations
Problems of Measurement
Types of Performance Evaluation
The Evaluators
Appeals
Performance Interview
Performance Evaluation Exercises
Selecting Employees
The Selection Process: An Overview
Recruitment
Job Announcements
Application forms
Minimum Qualifications
Examinations
Types of Examinations
Examination Validity and Reliability
Determining Passing Scores
Veterans' Preference Points
Certification
Interviews and Selection
Probationary Period
Job Announcement Exercise
Employee Needs
Employee Training and Development
Systematic Approach to Training
Volunteers
Career Development
Career Planning Exercise
Health and Safety
Violence
Safety
Personal Care
Family Care
Case Study
Discipline and Dismissal
Historical Developments
Types of Job Security
Why Fire Employees?
Disciplinary Processes
Standards for Disciplinary Action
Sexual Harassment
Retaliation
Appeal of Employee Dismissal Exercise
Compensation
The Principles of Compensation
Forms of Compensation
Setting Levels of Compensation
Cutting Pay
Conducting a Pay Survey Exercise
Collective Bargaining
Organizational Conflict and Collective Bargaining
The Emergence of Public Sector Bargaining
Unions and Nonprofit Organizations
Collective-Bargaining Structures
Scope of Bargaining
Bargaining Process
Impasse Resolution
Implementing Contract Provisions
Grievance and Arbitration
The Impacts of Collective Bargaining
Collective Bargaining Exercise
Conclusion
Summary and Conclusions
The Contemporary Vision of Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations
General Sources in Personnel Management
Index

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