New Public Personnel Administration

ISBN-10: 1133734286

ISBN-13: 9781133734284

Edition: 7th 2014

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Description: Prepare for your career in public personnel management with THE NEW PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION! With coverage of public policies, law rulings, and court rulings, this text gives you a solid foundation for advanced studies in specialized areas of public personnel management. Major policy trends and debates are discussed including affirmative action, compensation and benefits, sexual harassment, workplace violence, substance and alcohol abuse, performance appraisal, and collective bargaining. Discussion questions, suggested readings, chapter appendices, informative illustrations, and examples are just a few of the tools that will help you succeed in this course.

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List price: $199.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

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
Civil Service Reform in the United States
The Early American Civil Service
Democratic Reform of Civil Service in America
Civil Service Reform as Neutral Competence
Moving from Regulatory to Service-Oriented Personnel Management
Radical Civil Service Reform
Deregulation, Union-Busting, and At-Will Employment
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Public Personnel and Organizational Performance
The Competitive Strategy
The Cooperative Strategy
The Incorporation Strategy
Managing Workforce Performance
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Recruitment and Selection
Recruitment: Finding and Attracting Qualified Applicants
Selection: Methods, Issues, and Problems
A Closer Look at Lists of Eligibles and Related Issues
Lessons from the Past: The Search for a Single Written Federal Exam
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Issues in Job Evaluation and Pay
Job Analysis and Evaluation
Job Pricing
Job Evaluation in the Federal Service
Job Evaluation and Classification Issues
The Rank-in-Person System
Fragmentation
Reforming Existing Systems
Issues Regarding Pay in the Public Service
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Performance Appraisal and Pay for Performance
The New Performance Appraisal
Pay for Performance in the Public Service
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
A Diverse Setting: Types of Public Employee Organizations
The Structure of Bilateralism: Elements of Collective Bargaining
Contract Negotiations
Strikes and Impasse Resolution
Approval of Agreements
Contract Administration
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Public Employees: Rights and Responsibilities
The Constitution and Public Employment
Political Activities of Public Employees
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Combating Historical Patterns of Discrimination
The Earliest Programs in Response to Discrimination in Public Employment
The Rise of Affirmative Action
Related Developments in the 1960s and 1970s
Understanding the Affirmative Action Controversy
The Supreme Court and Preferential Affirmative Action
Addressing Discrimination against the Disabled
The Sexual Harassment Challenge
The Ricci Case of 2009 and Implications for Disparate Impact and Disparate Treatment
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
References
Responding to the Changing American Workforce
Families and the American Workforce
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
The Future of Public Personnel Administration
What Direction Will Civil Service Reform Take?
Will Public Employers Make Needed Investments in Workforce Planning and Development?
Will Government Be a Model Employer?
Discussion Questions
References
Index
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