New Public Personnel Administration

ISBN-10: 0534602398

ISBN-13: 9780534602390

Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Providing students with a non-technical, policy-oriented, and issue-oriented treatment of the field of public personnel administration, the sixth edition of this well-established text offers current information on public policies, law and court rulings, and other issues in the field. In addition to providing a solid grounding in the history of the civil service in the United States, it also includes a statistical snapshot of the contemporary service on the local, state, and federal levels.

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List price: $217.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628

Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.A Georgia State faculty member since 1979, Lloyd Nigro is currently professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies at Georgia State University. He previously taught at Syracuse University and the University of Southern California and his primary areas of scholarly research and publication are public-sector human-resources management and policy, administrative ethics, and American political thought and administration. He has published numerous articles in these areas and is co-author of THE NEW PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION, a widely used textbook. Currently his research interests are focused on state and local government civil service reform in the United States. Nigro's research has been published in Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Management History, Administration and Society, Public Productivity Management Review, Policy Studies Journal and Review of Public Personnel Administration.

(Late) Professor Emeritus, University of Georgia.

J. Edward Kellough is a professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Numerical Goals and Timetables and coeditor (with Lloyd G. Nigro) of Civil Service Reform in the States.

Preface
The American Public Service
The Size and Distribution of the American Public Service
The Demographics of the Public Service and the Civilian Labor Force
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Public Personnel Administration: An Historical Overview
The Era of Political Responsiveness: Patronage and Spoils
Civil Service Reform I: Neutral Competence in Government
Expanding the Constitutional Rights of Public Employees
From Exclusive to Inclusive Personnel Policies and Practices
Civil Service Reform II: Effective and Responsive Government Administration
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Human Resources and Organizational Performance
The Competitive Strategy
The Cooperative Strategy
The Incorporation Strategy
Managing Work Force Performance
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment: Finding and Attracting Qualified Applicants
Selection: Methods, Issues, and Problems
The Uneasy Relationship Between Competitiveness, Validity, and EEO: From PACE to Administrative Careers with America
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Issues in Job Evaluation and Pay
Job Analysis and Evaluation
Job Pricing
Job Evaluation in the Federal Service
Job Evaluation and Classification Issues
Issues Regarding Pay in the Public Service
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Performance Appraisal and Pay for Performance
The New Performance Appraisal
Pay-for-Performance in the Public Service
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
Types of Public Employee Organizations
Elements of a Collective Bargaining System
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Public Employees-Rights and Responsibilities
The Constitution and Public Employment
A Balance of Rights and Responsibilities
Political Activities of Public Employees
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Combating Historical Patterns of Discrimination
The Earliest Programs to Counter Discrimination in Public Employment
The Rise of Affirmative Action
Addressing Discrimination Against the Disabled
The Sexual Harassment Challenge
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Responding to the Changing American Workforce
The Changing American Family
More Flexible and Cost Conscious Employee Benefit Plans
Flexible Work Programs
Flexible Work Places
Part-Time Work
Family Leave Policies
Child Care Programs
Child Care Centers for Public Employees
Elder Care Programs
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Suggested Readings
Civil Service Reform: A Closer Look
Civil Service Reform in U.S. State Governments
The State of Georgia
The State of Florida
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Future of Civil Service Reform
Discussion Questions
References
The Future of Public Personnel
Civil Service Reform
Workforce Planning and Human Resource Development
The Employment Relationship
Discussion Questions
References
Index
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