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Public Personnel Management: Current Concerns, Future Problems, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Norma M. Riccucci

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 7, 2011

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This reader is a concise and accessible reader containing all original articles addressing the most current issues in public personnel management.


Written expressly for the text by leading scholars, all of the articles are either new to this edition or substantially revised. Each article focuses on specific—often controversial—issues in public personal management, such as comparative personnel management, pensions, sexuality, health, succession planning, unions, and the multi-generational workforce.

Table of Contents

Chapter  1.   Public Human Resource Management:  How We Get Where We Are Today

                       Stephen E. Condrey


Chapter  2.   Building Public HRM Capacity in Fragile and Transitional States: Linking Theory, Research, Practice and Teaching

                       Donald E. Klingner


Chapter  3.   Generational Differences and the Public Sector Workforce

                       Madinah F. Hamidullah


Chapter  4.  Affirmative Action and the Law

                      Norma M. Riccucci


Chapter  5.  Diversity and Cultural Competency

                     Norma M. Riccucci


Chapter  6.  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Employees in the Public Sector Work Force                                    

                     Charles W. Gossett


Chapter  7.  Chronic Health Issues and the Public Workplace                                                   

                      James D. Slack, Samuel Douglas Drake Slack, and Sarah Ashley Slack


Chapter  8.  Public Employee Unions in a New Era

                     T. Zane Reeves


Chapter  9.  Public Employees’ Liability for “Constitutional Torts”

                     David H. Rosenbloom  


Chapter 10.  Strategic Human Resources Management

                      Dennis M. Daley


Chapter 11.   Hiring in the Federal Government:  Balancing Technical, Managerial, and Political Imperatives

                        Carolyn Ban


Chapter 12.   The Challenges of Succession Planning in Turbulent Times

                        Heather Getha-Taylor


Chapter 13.   Public Sector Pensions and Benefits: Challenges in a New Environment

                        Albert C. Hyde and Katherine C. Naff


Chapter 14.  Managing Human Resources to Improve Organizational Productivity:The Role of Performance Evaluation

                        J. Edward Kellough


Chapter 15.   Privatized Prisons and Unions: Personnel Management Implications

                        Trina M. Gordon and Byron E. Price


Chapter 16.   Human Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations

                        Joan E. Pynes


Chapter 17.  Ethics Management and Training

                        Jonathan P. West and Evan M. Berman