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. 37, No. 1, Spring

E-Mail Policies of the 50 States: A Content Analysis
Even though wide-scale use of e-mail and the Internet in government organizations came a bit later than it did in private sector organizations, growth in e-government initiatives are currently narrowing the gap. According to the U.S. Department of...
Hispanics and Anglos: The Role of Group Composition on Satisfaction
In January 2003 the U.S. Census Bureau declared Hispanics to have surpassed Blacks as the largest minority group in the United States, yet surprisingly little empirical research has attended to the significant growth of this segment of the workforce....
Job Characteristics of Officers and Agents: Results of a National Job Analysis
The law enforcement community represents a group for which the decision to hire, fire, and make many other personnel-related decisions is of critical importance. When a law enforcement officer or agent is hired, the person must be capable of meeting...
Mentoring-A Relationship Based on Trust: Qualitative Research
The study reported in this article aimed to explore the trust proteges felt for their mentors and the effects different dimensions of relationships that can influence this trust in mentoring relationships within academic organizations. The questions...
Policies for Managing the Training and Development Function: Lessons from the Federal Government
The administration of employee training resources is guided, in part, by laws and regulations. This is exemplified in the case studied here of federal employee training. After reviewing the literature on the use of human resources development (HRD)...
Psychological Testing in Personnel Selection, Part I: A Century of Psychological Testing
The application of psychological testing to human resource selection, particularly the use of instruments designed to assess personality traits, has a long, colorful, and somewhat contentious history. Personnel selection in general, and the concomitant...
Revitalizing Human Resources Management in State Government: Moving from Transactional to Transformational HR Professionals in the State of Michigan
This article illustrates how the State of Michigan transformed human resources in state government by developing HR leaders for the future. A transformational plan was developed in March 2000 to enhance the effectiveness of HR programs and services,...
Two Years Later: Hurricane Katrina Still Poses Significant Human Resource Problems for Local Governments
This study explores the impact of Hurricane Katrina on local government HR management for several cities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The authors interviewed mayors, city managers, chief administrative officers, and HR directors regarding a range...
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