Human Resource Management in Public Service

Author: Evan M. Berman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483340029
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems offers managers and aspiring managers a thorough, provocative, and award-winning coverage of the complex issues of management in the public sector, from both employee and managerial viewpoints. Combining more than 100 years of professional and academic experience, authors Evan M. Berman, James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West, and Montgomery Van Wart have created user-friendly and accessible material by highlighting dilemmas, challenging readers to resolve them, and enticing them to go beyond the text to discover and confront other dilemmas. Grounded in real public service experiences, the book emphasizes hands-on skill building and problem solving. Continuing the award-winning tradition of previous editions, this Fifth Edition covers all of the stages of the employment process, including recruitment, selection, training, legal rights and responsibilities, compensation, and appraisal.

Human Resource Management in Public Service

Author: James S. Bowman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412967433
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

The Third Edition of this award-winning text helps readers develop key skills for success while also reminding them of the complex puzzles and paradoxes of management in the public sector. It provides thoroughly updated and enhanced coverage with additional practical tools for managers and student job seekers, more international examples, more examples from hospitals and social services, and new sections on ethics training, motivation, psychological contracts, civil service reform, and workplace violence.

American Public Service

Author: James S. Bowman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849305411
Release Date: 2006-10-04
Genre: Political Science

Understanding the effects of radical change on public personnel systems is critically important both now and in the future to all those interested in the quality of American democracy. Civil service reform is occurring at all levels of government both in the United States and abroad. American Public Service: Radical Reform and the Merit System is a collection of papers that examine the innovations, strategies, and issues found in the contemporary civil service reform debate. Offering diverse perspectives from expert contributors, this book presents matters concerning radical reform and the merit system at the federal, state, and local levels of government. This volume offers fresh insight into the effects of merit system changes on employees. Divided into four sections, this book... · Examines a portrait of contemporary reforms from across the country and concepts to interpret those data · Addresses whether the relaxation of civil service protections against partisan intrusion will result in corruption · Provides examples of ongoing changes and analyzes survey data from state managers · Discusses a variety of key issues, such as the impact on racial inequality of moving from a protected class employment status to an unprotected at-will relationship The book provides a baseline of data on reforms as well as an account of their current promises and pitfalls. Covering topics ripped from the headlines, this text also identifies pressing issues and makes suggestions for the future. Offering a variety of methodological approaches, it is ideal for all those interested in effective governance.

Achieving Competencies in Public Service The Professional Edge

Author: James S. Bowman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317477808
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The new context and character of public service - shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, and multi-sector careers - require a 'skills triangle' of technical, ethical, and leadership abilities. This concise and readable work focuses on these three essential skills, and describes what it means to be a consummate professional public servant. Essential reading for both professionals and students, "Achieving Competencies in Public Service: The Professional Edge" sets standards for anyone who conducts the public's business, and links them with performance management, human resource administration, and information technology skills. Filled with original illustrative examples, case studies, and exemplar profiles, the book is an ideal supplement for any introductory course in Public Administration.

Leadership in Public Organizations

Author: Montgomery Van Wart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317466314
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

This concise, yet comprehensive treatment of public sector leadership is designed for upper level and graduate students, and can also serve as a guidebook for professionals in the field. In addition to a full, up-to-date review of leadership theories, it covers the main competency clusters in detail, and provides both the research on each competency and practical guidelines for improvement. These competencies are graphically portrayed in a Leadership Action cycle that aids students in visually connecting theory and practice.

The Professional Edge

Author: James S. Bowman
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765611457
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Political Science

The new context and character of public service--shifting values, entrepreneurship, information technology, multi-sector careers--require enhanced technical, ethical, and leadership skills. This concise and readable work describes what it means to be a consummate professional public servant. Essential reading for both professionals and students, it sets standards for everyone who conducts the public's business, and links them with performance management, human resource administration and information technology skills. The book identifies the ethical foundations of public service and how to integrate them in practice. It also addresses individual leadership, what it means and how it is based on a foundation of technical and ethical skills. Filled with original illustrative examples and case studies from government, the non-profit sector, and business, The Professional Edge is an ideal supplement for any introductory course in Public Administration or Ethics in the Public Service.

Politeia

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133696299
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political science

English and Afrikaans with abstracts in English.

Public Administration in America

Author: Michael E. Milakovich
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: IND:30000109880124
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

As the most widely used text for the introductory public administration course, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICA offers a comprehensive and inspiring overview of the themes, trends, ethics, and challenges of studying and participating in public administration. With a lucid, accessible style, the authors emphasize the important and invaluable service that public administration provides, helping students grasp the complexities of the field by dividing the text into four parts, covering context and structure, organization and leadership, functions, and future performance management responsibilities of public administration.

Public Administration Review

Author: Leonard Dupee White
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39076002068356
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Public administration

Includes section "Reviews of books and documents."

Paradoxes

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
ISBN: 0812694376
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Philosophy

A paradox (from the Greek word meaning "contrary to expectation") is a statement that seems self-contradictory but may be true. Exploring the distinction between truth and plausibility, the author presents a standardized, straightforward approach for deciphering paradoxes -- one that can be applied to all their forms, whether clever wordplay or more complex issues.