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. 22, No. 3, Fall

AIDS: Administrative Decisions and Constitutional Rights
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a major health crisis confronting America today. In March 1991, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, reported that more than 171,000 active AIDS cases resulting in more than 106,000 deaths...
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Male/female Differences in Perceptions and Effects of Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment: "Reasonable" Assumptions?
The appropriate legal standard for determining the behaviors that constitute hostile working environment sexual harassment has not yet been clearly delineated. Confusion arises because the behaviors that typically represent examples of hostile working...
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Motivating the Private vs. Public Sector Managers
The United States seems to be undergoing a painful self appraisal of what has happened to its productivity, efficiency, dedication and effort to sustain itself as the achieving society. Maehr & Braskamp (1986). The Private sector is facing severe...
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Personnel Management in North Carolina Municipalities: An Examination of Use, Size, and Structure
While recruitment and selection techniques received extensive use among the Tarheel municipalities, the other three personnel categories were subject to what can only be deemed as moderate (compensation and benefits and employee rights and regulations)...
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Predicting and Managing Turnover in Human Service Agencies: A Case Study of an Organization in Crisis
The problem of employee turnover has received much attention from researchers in organizational science (see Herzberg, et. al., 1957; March and Simon, 1958; Porter & Steers, 1973; Mobley, 1982; Cotton & Tuttle, 1986 for comprehensive reviews...
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The Arbitration of Grievances of Police Officers and Fire Fighters
The nature of the work of police officers is distinctive. As such it can lead to distinctive aspects in the unionization, the collective bargaining and the arbitration processes. The nature of this distinctiveness as it relates to collective bargaining...
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The Assessment Center: An Examination of the Effects of Assessor Characteristics on Assessor Scores
Preparation of this article was supported in part by a grant from the First Interstate Bank of Nevada. I wish to thank Professors John Schibrowsky and Thomas Carroll of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for their assistance in the statistical analyses...
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The City of Kansas City's Firefighters' Pension Bonus Plan
The Plan The normal maximum pension is 60% of the average of the highest two year's service at 30 years of service. The Bonus Plan envisions paying up to 70% of the same salary average for service up to and beyond 35 years, on a one time basis (Phase...
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The Essence of Leadership
Since the first two people came together for the purpose of completing a task, the subject of leadership has been debated. Typically the debate centers around several areas of inquiry: Are leaders born or can they be developed? What is leadership? What...
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The Mexican American Employee: A Growing Labor Force
It is impossible to speak of the labor force participation of workers of Mexican ancestry in the United States without defining who they are. In this paper the word Chicano will be used to refer to those peoples of Mexican ancestry who were born in the...
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Toward Gender Equality in the Korean Civil Service
A critical problem for a historically male-dominated society which seeks equal employment is the under-representation of women, particularly at managerial levels. In terms of the political theory of bureaucracy, most theorists (Lewis, 1988; Peters, 1984;...
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