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. 22, No. 1, Spring

A Comparison of Factor Weighting Methods in Job Evaluation: Implications for Compensation Systems
The concept of pay equity is important not only from the standpoint of employee morale, commitment, and performance (Lawler, 1981), but for compliance with equal employment opportunity laws such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of...
A Hierarchy of Management Training Requirements: The Competency Domain Model
The triple threat to most organizations today, both public and private sector, are the simultaneous demands for improved quality, reduced costs, and constant innovation. For those in leadership roles - executives, managers, supervisors - this translates...
A Predictive Validation Study of the Methods Used to Select Eligibility Technicians
A sound and optimal human resource system can be reflected in multidimensional terms: functional accountability (i.e., judicious use of taxpayer funds), efficient productivity (i.e., increasing the ratio between performance and employee), and equitable...
Award Winning Programs - Interviews with the Winners
Editor's Note: In an effort to provide more articles of a practical nature to our readers, Public Personnel Management recently interviewed the recipients of the 1992 IPMA Agency Awards for Excellence. Their complete answers to our questions regarding...
Formal Disciplinary Procedures and Conflict Resolution Remedies: Availability and the Effects of Size and City Manager among North Carolina Municipalities
This study focuses on the extent to which formal disciplinary practices are used in North Carolina municipal governments. In addition to mapping out the availability of these formal procedures, the conditions and circumstances in which they occur are...
How to Set Cutoff Scores for Knowledge Tests Used in Promotion, Training, Certification, and Licensing
Why not set the cutoff score at 70 percent? That score has been used as passing throughout elementary school, junior high school, high school, and college. Most people are familiar with a 70 percent cutoff because of our experiences in the school system....
Illiteracy - the Neglected Enemy in Public Service
For several decades, scholars have argued that a caste-like division of labor exists in the United States. One offers high wages, good working conditions, job security, advancement, and equity. The other offers low wages and benefits, poor working conditions,...
Management Training and Development in a Nonprofit Organization
Management training and development (MTD) is frequently discussed in the context of private sector organizations. However, recent examples of excellent management in nonprofits attest to MTD programs in the nonprofit sector. The MTD program conducted...
Personnel Department Organizational Development Study
processing resource list, try to determine the appropriate level of technical and data processing resource allocation needed in MIS and Records, as well as in the other units. Provide business process analysis training Key members of staff should be...
Predicting Performance with Letters of Recommendation
In psychology, it is commonly believed that the best predictor of future performance is to look at past performance. Thus, if an organization wanted to hire a fire fighter, the best applicant might be one who has not only previously been a fire fighter,...
Predictors of Public or Private Employment for Business College Graduates
The National Commission on the Public Service(1) recently called attention to the difficulty the Federal government has had in attracting and retaining management talent at all levels. The Task Force on Recruitment and Retention(2) found that the most...
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Review of the Legal Rights and Responsibilities of All Parties
Sexual behavior in the workplace is not a recent phenomenon. But, the concept of sexual harassment is of recent origin. Not until the 1970's did workers, primarily women, find legal remedies to what they considered harmful on-the-job behaviors, now defined...
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