Handbook of Public Personnel Administration
Edited by Jack Rabin
CRC Press – 1994 – 744 pages
Offers in-depth analyses spanning the entire field of public personnel administration--from a history of the American civil service as characterized by competing perspectives to the contemporary application of total quality management by human resources practitioners. Addresses the major laws that regulate worker compensation.
Analyzing the historical development of the American civil service; great thinkers in personnel management; assuring equal employment opportunity in the organization; public personnel administration and the law; public personnel administration outside the United States; a comparative examination of national civil service and personnel reforms; politicians and development of China's civil service system; the economy and public personnel administration; demographic changes and diversity in personnel - implications for public administrators; human resource planning; recruitment of personnel; a review of research regarding criteria used to select job applicants; placing the individual into the organization - staffing and classification in human resource management; the practice of performance appraisal; compensation administration and the human resource management function; pension fund management; budgeting human resource requirements; comparable worth and pay equity - from legal principle to negotiating point; race norming, validity generalization, and employment testing; personnel training and development; promotion of personnel - career advancement; turnover of personnel; motivation of personnel - a synthesis of current research; the practice of employee discipline; productivity and quality management; strategic human resource management; management of volunteers; professionalism and the public sector.