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. 34, No. 4, Winter

A Word about the Symposium on Benefits
Benefits--what some jurisdictions call "employee related expenses"--were once considered an important and necessary "extra" provided to government employees when public sector wages were lower than those in the private sector. Today, with the public-private...
Benefit Cost Comparisons between State and Local Governments and Private Sector Employers
One of the primary reasons for differences in total compensation costs 'between state and local government employers and private sector employers is the composition of their respective workforces. This section looks at two components of the workforce:...
Employee Grievance Programs: Understanding the Nexus between Workplace Justice, Organizational Legitimacy and Successful Organizations
Presented at the 2004 Southeastern Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA) in Charlotte, NC Dedicated to Dr. Don Chu, Dean of the College of Professional Studies, University of West Florida No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause,...
Estimating Seniority Effects in Faculty Salary Studies: Measurement and Model Specification
The effects of seniority on faculty salaries have been studied extensively but inconclusively. Some regression analysis studies find a positive effect for seniority on salaries, while others suggest that higher levels of seniority are associated with...
Managing Healthcare Costs
Managing healthcare costs presents a continuing challenge for public sector employers. In 2005, the IPMA-HR Benchmarking committee undertook a study of the problem, and found that most agencies are grappling with solutions to the problem of greater...
Motivating Personnel at Russian Nuclear Power Plants: A Case-Study of Motivation Theory Application
In the former Soviet Union, public administration was not considered an important research area. Consequently, Russia lacks personnel management theories grounded in its unique history and culture. Western theories are currently being applied to personnel...
The Generativity Track: A Transitional Approach to Retirement
The United Nations designated 1999 as "The Year of the Older Person," which acknowledged that the global population is aging at an unprecedented rate. Population aging is emerging as a preeminent worldwide phenomenon. (1) In the United States, the...