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Human Resource Management in Public Service
Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems

Seventh Edition


August 2021 | 576 pages | CQ Press
Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems offers provocative and thorough coverage of the complex issues faced by employees and managers in the public sector, including managing under tight budgets with increasing costs, hiring freezes, contracting out, and the politicization of the civil service. Continuing the award-winning tradition of previous editions, authors Evan M. Berman, James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West, and Montgomery R. Van Wart encourage active learning through various skill-building exercises and a mixture of individual, group, and in-class tasks.  

The Seventh Edition includes new examples on how COVID-19 has disrupted the workplace, equity and racial discord, organizational diversity, employee engagement and motivation, leadership development training, work-life balance, gender-based inequities, behavioral biases in appraisal, and unionization trends.

 
PART I • CONTEXT AND CHALLENGES
 
CHAPTER 1 • The Public Service Heritage: People, Process, and Purpose
 
CHAPTER 2 • Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Laws Governing the Workplace
 
PART II • PROCESSES AND SKILLS: FROM START TO FINISH
 
CHAPTER 3 • Recruitment: From Passive Posting to Social Media Networking
 
CHAPTER 4 • Selection: From Civil Service Commissions to Decentralized Decision Making
 
CHAPTER 5 • Position Management: Judicious Plan or Jigsaw Puzzle?
 
CHAPTER 6 • Employee Motivation: Possible, Probable, or Impossible?
 
CHAPTER 7 • Compensation: Vital, Visible, and Vicious
 
CHAPTER 8 • Employee-Friendly Policies: Fashionable, Flexible, and Fickle
 
CHAPTER 9 • Training and Development: Exploring New Frontiers
 
CHAPTER 10 • Appraisal: A Process in Search of a Technique
 
CHAPTER 11 • Unions and the Government: Protectors, Partners, and Punishers
 
CHAPTER 12 • Collective Bargaining: Structures, Strategies, and Skills
 
CONCLUSION • The Future as Opportunity, Not Destiny

Evan M. Berman

Evan M. Berman is Professor of Public Management and Director of Internationalization at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government. Prior, he was the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, local government, and public governance in Asia. He is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section of Personnel and Labor Relations. He has over 125 publications and 12 books, including People Skills At Work (CRC Press, 2011), Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Third Edition (CQ Press,... More About Author

James Stephen Bowman

James S. Bowman is a professor of public administration at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University. Noted for this work in ethics and human resource management, Dr. Bowman is author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters, as well as editor of six anthologies. He is co-author of The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service (2nd ed., Sharpe, 2010) and Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities (CQ Press, 2015). For nearly two decades, he served as editor-in-chief of Public Integrity, a journal owned by the American Society for Public Administration. A past... More About Author

Jonathan P. West

Jonathan P. West is a professor and chair of political science and director of the graduate public administration program at the University of Miami. His research interests include ethics, public administration, and human resource management. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as nine books. He is co-author of Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Perspectives (CQ Press, 2015) American Politics and the Environment (2nd. Ed., SUNY Press, 2015) and The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service (2nd ed., Sharpe, 2010.) For nearly two decades he has been managing editor of the  ... More About Author

Montgomery R. Van Wart

Montgomery Van Wart is a professor at California State University San Bernardino and a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong. His publications include nine books and a substantial number of articles in the leading journals in his field. His most recent book is Leadership and Culture: Comparative Models of Top Civil Servant Training, with Hondeghem and Schwella (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).  His research areas are administrative leadership, human resource management, training and development, administrative values and ethics, organization behavior, and general management. He also serves on numerous editorial boards and as the... More About Author

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