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1st Edition

Handbook of Employee Benefits and Administration

ISBN 9781420051926
Published April 9, 2008 by Routledge
448 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Fiscal realities and changing social priorities are requiring a dramatic shift in the way that benefits are selected and awarded to employees, especially in the public sector. This means that public administrators and policy researchers must consider new parameters and contingencies, both financial and social, when evaluating choices and making policy decisions.

The Handbook of Employee Benefits and Administration provides HR managers, consultants, and students and scholars in public administration with a comprehensive overview of this critical employee component. Respected experts in government and academia delve into an exploration of all major benefits, including retirement and healthcare, with a specific emphasis on growing concerns and trends within the public sector.

Satisfying the demand for authoritative research on HR Management, this book provides analysis and insight on the most pressing areas of concerns, including:

  • Public employee benefits—examines ethical principles and economic considerations; compares federal employee benefits to those of the private sector
  • Health and retirement benefits — explores the changing environment of state and local government pensions and retirement planning in the US and UK; compares public and private sector wage and health benefit compensation
  • Financial management—considers growing challenges and the trend towards outsourcing
  • Contemporary benefits—discusses emerging opportunities, such as higher education and domestic partner benefits

Featuring keen analysis and concise summaries in each chapter, this exhaustive reference offers public policy administrators and researchers the information and insight needed to shape future discussions of benefit packages for public employees.

Table of Contents

Employee Benefits Administration: An Introduction and Overview, C. G. Reddick and J.D. Coggburn
Strategic Benefits in Human Resource Management, D.M. Daley
Employee Benefits: Weighing Ethical Principles and Economic Imperatives, J.P. West and J.S. Bowman
Comparing Federal Employee Benefits with Those in the Private Sector, M. Musell, C. Elliott, and D. Torregrosa
Employee Support and Development Benefits: Generational Issues, I.M. Decker
The Social and Economic Context of Employee Healthcare Benefits, A. Beck
An Overview of Federal Retirement Benefits, D. Torregrosa, C. Elliott, and M. Musell
The Changing Environment of State and Local Government Public Pensions, A. Hyde
Retirement Planning in the United Kingdom, O. Gough and S. Arkani
Comparing Public and Private Sector Wage and Health Benefit Compensation, A. Beck
Financial Management Challenges of Other Postemployment Benefits, J. Marlowe
Benefits and Costs in the Public Sector of Service in the National Guard and Reserves, A.G. White
Trends in Outsourcing Human Resources Benefits: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Florida Example, E.B. Crowell
Accounting and Financial Reporting by Governments for Retirement Benefits: Understanding and Using the Information in Audited Financial Reports, D.M. Mead
Work-Life Benefits, N.J. Cayer and C.M.L. Roach
Higher Education Benefits: How They Help Employees and Organizations, J.E. Pynes
Transitioning to Defined Contribution Retirement Plans: The Importance of Financial Literacy Development in the Workplace, J.H. Holland and D. Goodman
Domestic Partner Benefits, C.W. Gossett
Transgender-Inclusive Workplaces and Health Benefits: New Administrative Territory for Public Administrators, R. Colvin

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