Public Personnel Management

A quarterly journal focused on human resource work in the public sector. Contains articles on trends, case studies, comparative information, and recent research. Topics include labor relations, assessment, personnel policies, government reform and other a

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 4, Winter

Custom Needs Assessment for Strategic HR Training: The Los Angeles County Experience
Los Angeles County largest municipal government in the nation, serving nearly 10 million people and covering over 4,000 square miles. Comprised of more than 90,000 employees and 38 departments, the County's 2002-2003 budget of approximately $16.5 billion...
Diversity Management: An Exploratory Assessment of Minority Group Representation in State Government
In January 2001, the General Accounting Office added the personnel system and human capital to the list of "high risk" government operations due to the demands of the economy and job market. (1) Warning of the labor shortage was declared more than...
Linking Employee Assessments to Succession Planning
Succession planning is an ongoing process of systematically identifying, assessing and developing organizational leadership to enhance performance. (1) Due to widespread downsizing and an aging workforce, succession planning is rapidly becoming a key...
Newcomer Socialization: The Role of Job Standardization
Turnover rates for first-year employees are quite high. (1,2) Entering new jobs and organizations, new hires typically experience some degree of surprise and uncertainty as they face unfamiliar environments. (3) The uncertainty that newcomers feel...
Practical Issues in the Use of Personality Tests in Police Selection
Barrick and Mount's meta-analysis on the relation between personality and job performance is considered a seminal article in the field of personnel selection. This study and others that followed it (1) have led to a general acceptance of the five-factor...
Representation and Policy Outputs: Examining the Linkage between Passive and Active Representation
Since Mosher identified two types representation--passive active--the studies on representative bureaucracy have well covered the federal, state and local levels of government. (1) The studies of passive representation have examined representative...
The Next Wave of Civil Service Reform
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 included new authority for civil service demonstration projects. The Carter Administration wanted a mechanism for experimenting with innovative ways of applying the merit principles. Congress wanted proof that highly...
The Relationship between Self-Esteem and Job Satisfaction of Personnel in Government Organizations
Self-esteem describes one's feelings regarding his or her value, or it is to consider oneself as a valuable person. This particular kind of consideration comes from all of the thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences throughout one's life. On the...
The Role of Burnout in the Relationship between Perceptions of Organizational Politics and Turnover Intentions
A work environment that is political in nature can engender negative reactions on the behavior and attitudes of employees, such as diminished job satisfaction (1) and lower organizational commitment, (2) and such an environment can lead to greater...