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Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-48404-3
1056 pages
August 2010, Jossey-Bass
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The practice of public human resource management has evolved significantly in recent years due toincreased outsourcing, privatization, and the diminution of public employee rights. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic reference Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government offers authoritative, state-of-the-art information for public administrators and human resource professionals. The third edition features contributions from noted experts in the field, including Donald E. Klingner, Mary E. Guy, Jonathan P. West, Jeffrey L. Brudney, Montgomery Van Wart, J. J. Steven Ott, Norma M. Riccucci, and many more.

Praise for the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government

"This third edition of the Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government is an essential resource for scholars, practitioners, and general readers in need of concise summaries of up-to-date, cutting-edge, public personnel administration research. No other handbook on the market more concisely, more comprehensively, more clearly synthesizes this vast, rapidly changing field that remains so vital to effective government performance." —Richard Stillman, editor-in-chief, Public Administration Review

"The Handbook of Human Resource Management in Government comprehensively and seamlessly blends theory and practice. The result is a clear road map that can finally make HR a key player in helping thegovernment meet the unprecedented challenges facing our nation, our states, and our communities." —Bob Lavigna, vice president, Research, Partnership for Public Service, Washington, DC

"With each successive edition, Condrey's Handbook of Human Resource Management in Governmentbecomes a more essential tool for graduate students who wish to improve their understanding of this field. Condrey's own expertise has enabled him to take contributions from leading experts in the field and shape them into a reader that is comprehensive, engaging, and authoritative."
—Donald E. Klingner, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; former president, American Society for Public Administration; and fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

"For anyone concerned with HRM in government, this updated and expanded volume is 'must reading.'"—Meredith Newman, president, American Society for Public Administration

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I. Preface.

II. The Editor.

III. The Contributors.

IV. Introduction: Toward Relevant Human Resource Management.

PART ONE: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A CHANGING ENVIRONEMENT

1. The Changing Roles of the Human Resource Office (Charles W. Gosset, Carolyn Ban).

2. Human Resource Management in a Human Capital Environment (R. Paul Battaglio, Jared Llorens).

3. Beyond Civil Service: The Politics of the Emergent Paradigms (Dahlia Lynn, Donald E. Klingner).

4. Civil Service Reform in the United States: Patterns and Trends (J. Edward Kellough, Lloyd G. Nigro).

PART TWO: THE PUBLIC SECTOR WORKFORCE.

5. Staffing the Bureaucracy: Employee Recruitment and Selection (Steven W. Hays, Jessica E. Sowa).

6. Issues and Implications of the Flexible Public Workforce (James R. Thompson, Sharon H. Mastracci).

7. Valuing Diversity: The Changing Workplace (Mary E. Guy, Meredith A. Newman).

8. Managing an Aging Workforce: Trends, Issues, and Strategies (Jonathan P. West).

9. Technology and Human Resources: Issues for Public Managers (David H. Coursey).

10. Utilizing Volunteers in the Workplace (Jeffrey L. Brudney).

PART THREE: MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES.

11. Public Human Resource Management: Beyond Technique (David G. Carnevale, Kay Ham).

12. Practical Strategies for Maintaining Ethical Behavior in the Workplace (Rex L. Facer II, Mark D. Bradbury).

13. Organizational Investment in Employee Development (Montgomery Van Wart).

14. Understanding Organizational Climate and Culture (J. Steven Ott, Abdul M. Baksh).

15. Conflict in the Workplace: Strategic Choices, Great Outcomes (Margaret S. Herrman).

16. Employee Unions and the Human Resource Management Function (Robert M. Tobias).

17. Local Government Human Resource Management and Catastrophic Events (Doug Goodman, P. Edward French, Stacey Mann).

PART FOUR: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

18. Human Resource Management Legal Issues (Jerry Hartman, Gregory W. Homer, Alisa H. Reff).

19. A Practical Guide to Affirmative Action (Norma M. Riccucci).

20. Sexual Harassment in the Public Sector Workplace (Michele M. Hoyman, Jamie McCall).

21. Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (Christine Ledvinka).

PART FIVE: MOTIVATING, ASSESSING, AND COMPENSATING EMPLOYEES.

22. The Role of the Manager in Employee Motivation (Arie Halachmi, Theo van der Krogt).

23. Designing Effective Performance Appraisal Systems (Dennis M. Daley).

24. Effective Job Analysis Methods (Mark R. Foster).

25. A Practical Guide to Conducting Assessment Centers (Charles R. Swanson, Mark R. Foster).

26. Work Management and Job Evaluation Systems in a Government Environment (Gilbert B. Siegel).

27. Designing and Creating an Effective Compensation Plan (Gilbert B. Siegel).

PART SIX: TOOLS FOR INTEGRATING HUMAN RESOURCES INTO THE ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION.

28. Benchmarking Performance (David N. Ammons).

29. Strategic Planning for Human Resource Managers (Roger G. Brown).

30. A Guide to Practical Human Resource Research (Gary E. Roberts).

31. Contracting for Human Resources Services: Outsourcing, Privatization, and Using Consultants (Glenn W. Rainey Jr.).

32. Employee Benefits: From Healthcare to Pensions (N. Joseph Cayer).

33. The Role of Human Resource Professionals in the Budgeting Process (Catherine C. Reese, Douglas J. Watson).

Conclusion: Toward Effective Human Resource Management (Stephen E. Condrey).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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STEPHEN E. CONDREY, Ph.D., is senior associate and program director for human resource management with the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government. He is also adjunct professor of public administration and policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He has over a quarter of a century experience in human resource management and has consulted nationally and internationally with over seven hundred organizations on personnel-related issues. He presently serves as editor-in-chief of the Review of Public Personnel Administration and is a member of the editorial board of Public Personnel Management.

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