Public Personnel Administration

ISBN-10: 032108750X
ISBN-13: 9780321087508
Edition: 2nd 2002
Authors: Dennis D. Riley
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List price: $164.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

-X, Riley,Dennis D., Public Personnel Administration, Second Edition*\ 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 readers apply concepts to examples from real life. For those interested in public personnel management.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Public Personnel Administration in Context
The Value Context
Effectiveness
Responsibility
Fairness
Conflicting Values
The Historical Context
George Washington to John Quincy Adams: Government by Gentlemen
Andrew Jackson to James Garfield: Government by the Winners
Chester Alan Arthur to Franklin D. Roosevelt: Government by the Good--and the Efficient
Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Present: Government by Policy Specialists--and ...
In Summary
The Political and Organizational Contexts
The Political Context
The Organizational Context
Commission or Chief: Who Should Run Personnel?
Personnel Specialists or Program Administrators?
In Summary
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Policy Questions
Equality in the Workplace: From Fighting Against Discrimination to Fighting for Diversity
Fighting Employment Discrimination: A Brief Legal History
Early Efforts
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Presidential Action
Enter the Court: Griggs v. Duke Power
The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1974
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
Climate Change
Lots of Law, but Is There a Policy?
Discrimination Based on Age
Discrimination Based on Race or Gender
Finding Discrimination
Intentional Discrimination
Chain Reaction Discrimination
Discrimination Based on Disability
The Proper Remedy
Equal Employment Opportunity
Affirmative Action
Fighting for Diversity
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercise
The Rights and Needs of Government Employees
The Rights of Government Employees
The Right to a Government Job
A Government Job as Property
A Government Job as Liberty
How Much Process Is Due?
Statutory Protections for the Right to a Job
The Rights of Appointed Employees
In Summary
First Amendment Rights
Free Speech
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Association
In Summary
The Right to Privacy
Privacy Off the Job
Living Arrangements
Sexual Orientation
No-Spouse Rules
The Question of Drugs
Privacy at Work
Personal Appearance
Searches
Sexual Harassment
Workplace Violence
In Summary
Political Rights
In Summary
The Needs of Government Employees
Employee Assistance Programs
The Family and Medical Leave Act
In Summary
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercises
The Responsibilities of Government Officials
Responsiveness
The Chief Executive
The Legislature
The Courts
The People
In Summary
Ethics
Public Service Ethics
Professional Ethics
Personal Ethics
In Summary
When Responsiveness and Ethics Clash
Loyalty
Exit
Voice
In Summary
Legal Accountability
Sovereign Immunity
When Is the Government Liable?
Exceptions to the Tort Claims Act
The Intentional Torts Exception
The Discretionary Function Exception
Liability of Individual Government Employees
Absolute Immunity for Some
Qualified Immunity for Most
In Summary
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Collective Bargaining
A Bit of History
The Collective Bargaining Process
Who Will Do the Bargaining?
The Employer Side
The Employee Side
In Summary
What Will They Bargain About?
In Summary
When Bargaining Fails
Public Employee Strikes
Mediation, Fact Finding, and Arbitration
Mediation
Fact Finding
Arbitration
In Summary
Contract Administration
The Impact of Collective Bargaining
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercise
Implementation Questions
Job Analysis and Evaluation
A Brief History
Job Analysis
Determining Duties and Responsibilities
Ask the Employees
Ask the Boss
Send in the Professionals
Involve Everybody
A Question of Supervision
What Does It Take to Do This Job?
Job Evaluation
Who Does the Evaluating?
Methods of Job Evaluation
Whole Job Ranking
Point Rating and Factor Comparison
Position Classification
Alternatives to Job Evaluation
Let the Market Do It
Rank in Person
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment
Identifying Good People: The Available Talent Pool
Factors Affecting the Talent Pool
Improving the Talent Pool
Subsidy
Lateral Entry
Employee Development
Contracting for Services
In Summary
Selection
Establishing Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications I: Too High or Too Low?
Minimum Qualifications II: Credentialism
Minimum Qualifications III: Discrimination
In Summary
Testing
Validity
Reliability
What's a Test?
Some Nagging Questions
In Summary
The Final Selection
Veterans Preference
Certification
Background Checks, Interviews, and Assessment Centers
A Choice ... and an Out
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercise
Performance Appraisal
A Brief (and Sad) History of Performance Evaluation
For He (and Sometimes She) Is a Jolly Good Fellow
No More Mr. Nice Guy
'Taint Whatcha Do (It's the Way Howcha Do It)
Who Will Do the Evaluating?
Some Generic Problems
The Effects of Personality
Some Common Rater Errors
Gathering Information
Feeding That Information Back
In Summary
Supervisor Evaluations
Peer, Self-, and Client Evaluations
Peer Evaluations
Self-Evaluations
Client Evaluations
Can't Anybody Here Play This Game?
What Should Evaluators Look For?
Personality or Performance?
Effort or Results?
Individual or Group?
A Very Brief Note on Techniques
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Compensation
A Question of Equity
Equal Pay for Equal Work
Comparable Worth
Pay Schedules I: What Are They Paying at Sentry?
What If We Don't Want to Pay That Much?
What If There Is No Comparable Job?
Whom Do We Compare Ourselves With?
What Do We Compare?
Are Private Sector Wages Really Fair?
In Summary
Pay Schedules II: What Are We Going to Pay?
Classes, Categories, and Steps
Broad Banding
In Summary
Pay and Performance: Can They Ever Be Linked?
The Annual Raise
Bonuses
Gainsharing
So Why Haven't We Linked Pay and Performance?
In Summary
Benefits
Retirement
Insurance
Time
The Intangibles
I'll Take That, and That, and That: Dining at the Benefit Cafeteria
In Summary
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercise
Human Resource Development
Motivation
Rewards and Motivation
Sources of Motivation
General Social Motivators
Organizational Goals
Content of the Job
Working Conditions
Money
In Summary
Training
Needs Assessment
The Purposes of Training
Who Will Be Trained?
Delivering the Training
Evaluating Training
Career Development
Career Counseling
Knowing What You Want in a Job
Knowing If You've Got the Talent
Finding the Actual Job
Promotion
Summary and Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Exercise
Conclusion
A Final Note
Glossary
Index

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