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. 1, Spring

Anti-Nepotism Rules: The Legal Rights of Married Co-Workers
Anti-Nepotism Rules: the Legal Rights of Married Co-Workers Anti-nepotism rules in public organizations have led to law suits based on anti-discrimination statutes and the U.S. Constitution. Plaintiffs claim they are entitled to work with their spouses...
Assessing the Validity of Job Evaluation
Assessing the Validity of Job Evaluation While past research concerning the "tools and techniques" of job evaluation has had merit, there has been too little focus upon the purpose of pay as an outcome and job evaluation as a measure related to that...
College Grade Point Average as a Predictor of Adult Success: A Meta-Analytic Review and Some Additional Evidence
College Grade Point Average as a Predictor of Adult Success: A Meta-Analytic Review and Some Additional Evidence The use of college grade point average (GPA) as a predictor of adult achievement has been debated. Prior reviews of this literature have...
Computer-Assisted Staffing Systems: The Use of Computers in Implementing Meta-Analysis and Utility Research in Personnel Selection
Computer-Assisted Staffing Systems: The Use of Computers in Implementing Meta-Analysis and Utility Research in Personnel Selection Recent advances in methods of cumulating research results across studies (i.e., meta-analysis) and related advances in...
Employee Education and Job Performance: Does Education Matter?
Employee Education and Job Performance: Does Education Matter? This study examines the relationship between the type of college degree, level of college degree, and superiors' perceptions of managers' attributes and their work performance in some management...
Florida's Senior Management System: Performance in a Decentralized Administrative Context
Florida's Senior Management System: Performance in a Decentralized Administrative Context This article examines Florida's Senior Management System (SMS) and outlines substantial shortcomings in its operations. Several of the system's problems resulted...
Health Care Cost Containment in Large American Cities
Health Care Cost Containment in Large American Cities This research provides information about the health care cost containment efforts of local governments and agencies across the United States, particularly in large American cities. Survey results...
Public-Private Pay Comparability: The Korean Experience
Public-Private Pay Comparability: The Korean Experience Although many governments subscribe to the principle of public-private pay comparability in law and policy pronouncements, few adhere to the concept in actual practice. This article examines the...
Training for Competence
Training for Competence Competence has been defined as "the ability to meet or surpass prevailing standards of adequacy for a particular activity" (Butler, 1978 p.7). The authors describe in this article a framework for competency-based training, focused...

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