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. 24, No. 3, Fall

Controversy, Implications, and Measurement
Major Areas of Controversy Exhibit 1 summarizes the major areas of disagreement and points of view taken by supporters and opponents of comparable worth. In this article, the authors discuss three major areas: explanations for the gender earnings gap...
Family and Medical Leave Legislation: Organizational Policies & Strategies
Nationally, much attention has been given to the problem of balancing work and family responsibilities. The issue of problems that working families face is not an insignificant one as nearly one-half of all married mothers of infants are in the work...
Firefighting Women and Sexual Harassment
Combating fires is often perceived as a fireman's job. Dragging heavy hoses off trucks and up the stairways of burning buildings, hoisting and climbing ladders, packing and using tools for forcible entries, and carrying victims requires physical strength,...
Health Benefit Satisfaction in the Public and Private Sectors: The Role of Distributive and Procedural Justice
There has been a growing interest in the study of employee health benefits in the last few years, as the financial costs of providing such benefits has escalated at an alarming pace. In 1992, Americans paid 14% of the gross national product (GNP), or...
Organizational Approaches for Managing Mid-Career Personnel
In the next decade, American productivity and the ability to compete in an international market will be adversely affected by labor shortages and an aging workforce. The anticipated labor shortages are explained by simple demographics. After the baby-boom,...
Progress on the Journey to Total Quality Management: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Adjective Check List in Management Development
The primary objective of this paper is to describe and assess a management development process that can be used in public sector agencies to develop new managers. This process was employed in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a public sector agency...
Religious Freedom and Unemployment Compensation Benefits
In both 1990 and 1991 the Congress showed a penchant for strongly disapproving of recent Supreme Court decisions. This was the case, for example, in both the now-defunct Civil Rights Bill of 1990 and the newly enacted Civil Rights Act of 1991. Much less...
The Personnel Function in Small Public Organizations
Establishing a personnel unit and designating a personnel officer is dependent upon a number of variables including number of employees, type of organization, size of budget, and expectations regarding the personnel unit. A major variable is the number...
Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations
Interview with Robert J. Lavigna Editor's Note: In an effort to provide more articles of a practical nature to our readers, Public Personnel Management recently interviewed this recipient of the 1994 IPMA Agency Award for Excellence. The compete answers...

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