Public Employee Compensation and Its Role in Public Sector Strategic Management

Synopsis

Siegel emphasizes the role of compensation system design and decision making in the strategic management of public organizations, including issues of performance improvement. His book begins and ends with consideration of the environment of public organizations, changes in conditions of public employment, and implications for compensation policy and technology. The research literature on pay practices, system design, and evaluation is reviewed. Possible alternatives and generalizations for different pay objectives are suggested in terms of emerging futures.

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