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. 28, No. 4, Winter

A Model to Address Compression Inequities in Faculty Salaries
This paper presents the details of an effort by Indiana State University to apply multiple regression analysis to the problem of eliminating faculty salary inequities. The services of a consultant were used to develop a multiple regression model to...
Deontological Dimensions of Administrative Ethics, Revisited
The administrator is always to some extent an initiator of values, partly as a representative of some interest group or groups, but also independently, in his own right. He can never by completely governed by others, and, as a matter of fact, he has...
Editors' Introduction : Ethics in Contemporary Human Resources Management
Administrative Ethics: In Theory Ethical considerations are both at the core and on the surface of contemporary human resources management. Important decisions almost always require a human resources manager to contemplate his or her ethical orientation....
Ethical Decision-Making: Global Concerns, Frameworks, and Approaches
Throughout the world, public personnel managers have become deeply involved in organizational issues, such as increased productivity, strengthened quality, and improved service. With the global effort to institutionalize these goals came a dramatic...
Ethics Challenges: Health, Safety and Accessibility in International Travel and Tourism
Enormous increases in international travel by public sector employees and others, along with incidents of terrorism, accidents, and disease, raise a variety of ethical issues not normally covered in the training of public personnel administrators or...
Guidelines to Contributors-Public Personnel Management
As a leading journal in public sector human resources, Public Personnel Management particularly encourages manuscripts from a practitioners perspective, as well as submissions on emerging national and international trends in public personnel management....
Morality vs. Mandate: Affirmative Action in Employment
Affirmative action, one of the most significant public policies of the 20th century, can be seen as an attempt to establish a more "inclusive moral convention,"[1] which aims at achieving fairness and equality for all members of society. In such a...
OECD Supports the Creation of Sound Ethics Infrastructure: OECD[1] Targets Both the "Supply Side" and the "Demand Side" of Corruption
OECD anti-corruption activity includes initiatives which address the problem from the "supply side"--the implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention--as well from as the "demand side"--through work on public service ethics. The work of the OECD Public...
Performance Appraisal: Verisimilitude Trumps Veracity[*]
Few administrative functions have attracted more attention and so successfully resisted solution than employee evaluation. Since performance appraisal is impossible, what actually happens is personnel appraisal. When such hypocrisy occurs, civil service...
Reinventing Public Personnel Management: Ethical Implications for Managers and Public Personnel Systems
The need to ensure responsible administration in government is an imperative concern for the field of public management. The interest in administrative responsibility is crucial because public administrators are the people who place government into...
The Facilitative State and Human Resources Management
Public sector human resources management (HRM) today functions more-or-less globally in a Facilitative State era in which state regime theories and practices differ significantly from those of the nine decades of the Administrative State during which...
The Heroic Response to Terror: The Case of Oklahoma City
The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism in the U.S. has special significance for human resource management because the target was government employees. Sixty percent of the 168 fatalities and 40 percent of the 647 injured were federal and state...
The Morally Mute Manager: Fact or Fiction?
In a recent article in this journal, Dr. Charles E. Mitchell[1] delivered a sweeping condemnation of appointed and elected officeholders that neither accept nor act on their ethical and moral obligations. Dr. Mitchell asserts that there is abuse at...
The Public Service Ethic in the New Public Personnel Systems
A "public service ethic" implies more than just ethical behavior on the job; it also entails a dedication to the public interest and a commitment to mission accomplishment. This essay argues that the political need to make the government look smaller...

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