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. 26, No. 2, Summer

Bessard V. California Community Colleges and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Implications for Public Administration
Introduction Even in the midst of this decade, it is safe to say that administrators in the public sector have seen profound changes occur in employment relations due to the enactment of a number of important federal employment laws in the nineties....
Beyond Civil Service: The Changing Face of Public Personnel Management
Alternatives to Civil Service Historically, it was taken for granted that public services would be delivered by a staff of career civil service employees, working within the structure of centralized public agencies budgeted with appropriated funds....
State Government Response to Workplace Violence
Between 1980 and 1993, violence in the workplace claimed more than 1,000 lives each year in the United States. In 1992 over two million Americans reported being physically attacked at work, resulting in $13.5 billion in medical costs. One out of every...
The Effect of Superleader Behavior on Autonomous Work Groups in a Government Operated Railway Service
In recent years, the concept of autonomous work groups has gained increasing interest.(2) Stemming from the concept of socio-technical systems, autonomous work groups that have developed(3) and increasingly been used as a form of work system, particularly...
The Impact of Federal Legislation to Limit Electronic Monitoring
Introduction "Look in on Sue's computer screen . . . in fact, Sue doesn't even know you're there/ Hot key again and off you go on your rounds of the company. Viewing one screen after another, helping some, watching others. All from the comfort of your...
The Measurement, Use, and Development of Intellectual Capital to Increase Public Sector Productivity
"If new organizational designs can tap the brain's creative possibilities, they will provide further means of extending and transforming organizational capabilities for rational action." Gareth Morgan, Images of Organization. "Learning capability is...
Training Practices in State Government Agencies
A succession of factors impacting the economy continues to create new competitive pressures for organizations. Movement to a service economy, greater international competition, dramatic technological development, and increased pressure to provide first-time...
What Do Recruiters Want in a Public Sector Manager?
The last decade has witnessed many major changes in the UK public sector. Driven by the political introduction of market pressures via compulsory competitive tendering, market testing and privatization, there has been a wholesale importation of private...