Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations: 6th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations

6th Edition

By Dennis L. Dresang

Routledge

366 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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Description

The long-awaited new edition of this highly praised text includes full coverage of policy issues and professional practice in nonprofit organizations, as well as at federal, state, and local levels of government. Retaining its accessible writing style, this sixth edition:

  • examines the latest management theories (such as employee engagement and motivation) and current issues including disability, privatization, merit systems, and family and medical leave;
  • roots the discussion in public policy issues, providing students with a better understanding of the actors involved and the broader context of personnel administration;     
  • provides abundant pedagogical tools, including learning objectives, summaries, and discussion questions, to guide student understanding and foster critical thinking;
  • includes exercises and case studies throughout the book for individual or group work, helping students apply public personnel management concepts to real world situations.

In addition to full coverage of the increasingly important role of personnel management in nonprofit organizations, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to include timely material on the effects of the 2008 global recession, public service contracting, public sector unions, security concerns, performance measurement, remote management, management of volunteers, the challenges and opportunities of developing an organizational culture, and lessons from the experiences of countries around the world. This is a textbook that is ideally suited to prepare students to manage people, effectively, whether in government, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, or in the private sector.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

Chapter One: Introduction: Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations

Part 2: Public Policies for Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations

Chapter Two: The Development of the Merit System

Chapter Three: Ethics, Rights, and Responsibilities

Chapter Four: Diversity

Chapter Five: Productivity

Chapter Six: Organization for Personnel Management

Part 3: Organizational Needs

Chapter Seven: Succession Planning

Chapter Eight: Position Analysis and Job Evaluation

Chapter Nine: Performance Evaluation

Chapter Ten: Selecting Employees

Part IV: Employee Needs

Chapter Eleven: Employee Training and Development

Chapter Twelve: Health and Safety

Chapter Thirteen: Discipline and Dismissal

Chapter Fourteen: Compensation

Chapter Fifteen: Collective Bargaining

Part 5: Conclusion

Chapter Sixteen: Summary and Conclusions

Appendix: General Sources in Personnel Management

About the Author

Dennis L. Dresang is Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs and Political Science and founding director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is author of The Public Administration Workbook, 8e (Routledge, 2017).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL017000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration