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. 2, Summer

A Strategic Guide for Building Effective Teams
Managers must recognize that they play a central role in effective team building. However, to be successful, managers require a framework to guide their activities. The purpose of this paper is to provide such a framework in the form of a seven-step...
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Extending Employment beyond Retirement Age: The Case of Health Care Managers in Quebec
Baby boomers in public agencies are getting ready to retire and there are concerns about retaining the existing workforce apart from recruiting younger managers. Recent studies of workplace patterns of older workers have shown that the workforce of...
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How Much Should Federal Employees Be Paid? the Problems with Using a Market Philosophy in a Broadband System
The General Schedule (GS) salary system is broken. It cannot be repaired. It's no longer meeting the needs of government. No elements of the system are consistent with best practice thinking in salary management. It was designed more than 50 years...
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Preparing for the Unthinkable: Managers, Terrorism and the HRM Function
Particularly since the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there has been renewed interest in emergency planning in both the private and public sectors. Government emergency planning tends to be conducted by specialized...
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Sexual Harassment and Demographic Diversity: Implications for Organizational Punishment
Sexual harassment has come to the forefront in the past two decades as an issue that warrants greater attention both in terms of social policy reform and academic research. Although sexual harassment has been found to negatively impact job satisfaction,...
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