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. 18, No. 3, Fall

Affirmative Action in Times of Fiscal Stress and Changing Value Priorities: The Case of Women in Policing
Affirmative Action in Times of Fiscal Stress and Changing Value Priorities: The Case of Women in Policing Public sector affirmative action programs must contend with recent political and economic trends. Given the conservative political environment...
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An Achievement Based Approach to Evaluating Engineering Technicians
An Achievement Based Approach to Evaluating Engineering Technicians A national survey was conducted with all state highway departments (Departments of Transportation) which revealed that engineering personnel were assessed primarily with training and...
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Assessing the Professional Orientation of Public Personnel Administration Courses
Assessing the Professional Orientation of Public Personnel Administration Courses Courses in public personnel administration form an important part of the public administration curriculum. However, public administration education has come under substantial...
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Bargaining Representation and Union Membership in the Federal Sector: A Free Rider's Paradise
Bargaining Representation and Union Membership in the Federal Sector: A Free Rider's Paradise The federal government is extensively organized in terms of the number of employees belonging to exclusively recognized bargaining units. Yet, the largest...
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Compensation Control Mechanisms in the American States
Compensation Control Mechanisms in the American States There are few studies which report on the personnel practices in the American states. A survey of state compensation analysts in the Summer of 1987 elicited information concerning the use of compensation...
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Is the Senior Executive Service Viable?
Is the Senior Executive Service Viable? This article traces the political history of the federal sector Senior Executive Service, evaluates the current SES structure, and offers some observations as to whether it is viable given the political forces...
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Performance Appraisal in Higher Education: Comparing Departments of Management with Other Business Units
Performance Appraisal in Higher Education: Comparing Departments of Management with Other Business Units The study reported here extends our knowledge of personnel practice in the public sector by looking at faculty performance evaluation in U.S. business...
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Public Sector Independent Grievance Systems: Methods and Procedures
Public Sector Independent Grievance Systems: Methods and Procedures(1) This research examined public sector independent grievance procedures in twenty-two agencies in the Southwest United States. Non-union grievance systems are championed as a way to...
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