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. 21, No. 1, Spring

A Framework for Considering the Contracting out of Government Services
This article analyzes the contracting out decision. It assumes that the decision to assign responsibility to local government for providing a particular service to the public has already been made, and that a rationale for making that decision has...
Content Validation Form
The Content Validation Form is presented as a means for meeting the requirement of the Uniform Guidelines, Section 15 C 5, that, "The evidence demonstrating that the selection procedure is a representative work sample, a representative of a knowledge,...
Effects of Leader Behavior on Subordinate Satisfaction in a Civil Service-Asian Context
One of the greatest contributions of British Colonialism in the Asian Counttries is the establishment of Civil Service Administration. While political, economic and cultural systems and values have changed over the years, the Civil Service Administration...
Ethical Decision Making: Challenge of the 1990's - a Practical Approach for Local Governments
This article describes the challenges of establishing ethical decision-making in local government organizations. As governments operate in the "Sunshine," the intense public and media scrutiny requires policy action on ethics for both elected and appointed...
How Much Do We Really Know about Moonlighters?
This article reviewed the literature on moonlighters to compare the rate of moonlighters reported in government publications with empirical studies done by researchers, and to examine the differences between moonlighters and nonmoonlighters observed...
Impact of Agency Investment in the Implementation of Performance Appraisal
This article examines the experience of several agencies in Florida state government with their standards-based performance appraisal system and develops and tests a researcr strategy for determining the effect of agency investment in its implementation....
Mechanical vs Consensus-Derived Assessment Center Ratings: A Comparison of Job Performance Validities
A comparison of the validities of mechanically-derived and consensus-derived assessment center ratings found no significant differences between the two approaches for the prediction of on-the-job performance. No significant differences were found in...
Preparing the Public Employee for Retirement
This study of more than 725 federal, state and local government agencies reports on availability of preretirement planning programs for public employees. Current agency participation rates in preretirement counseling and projections for future programs...
Trends in Police Physical Ability Selection Testing
Currently police agencies are employing variants of three basic forms of physical ability testing: job simulation exercises, physical agility and/or stamina tests, and norm referenced physical fitness or "wellness" tests. Although job simulation exercises...