6th Edition

Public Personnel Management
Current Concerns, Future Challenges

Edited By

Norma M. Riccucci

ISBN 9781138689701
Published August 17, 2017 by Routledge
250 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

USD $84.95

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Book Description

Public Personnel Management has served as an essential, concise reader for public personnel and human resource management courses in the fields of public administration, political science, and public policy over the last 25 years. Since the first edition published in 1991, the book has offered professors and students alike an in-depth look at cutting-edge developments beyond standard textbook coverage, to provide a broad understanding of the key management and policy issues facing public and nonprofit HRM today. Original chapters are written expressly for the text by leading public administration scholars, each focusing on specific and often controversial concerns for public personnel management, such as pensions, gender and sexuality, healthcare, unions, and a multi-generational workforce.

Now in an extensively revised sixth edition, Public Personnel Management presents new, original chapters to examine developments of interest to researchers and practitioners alike, including: remote working, cybersecurity, public service motivation, the abandonment of traditional civil service at the state and local levels, the Affordable Care Act and its implications for practice, pension systems and labor relations, affirmative action, social equity, legislation surrounding LGBT rights, and – as the field of public personnel management becomes more internationalized – a chapter addressing public personnel management across Europe. This careful and thoughtful overhaul will ensure that Public Personnel Management remains a field-defining book for the next 25 years.

Table of Contents


1. Public Personnel Management: A Cornerstone of Effective Government

[J. Edward Kellough]

2. Human Resources Practices and Research in Europe

[Lotte Bøgh Andersen, Peter Leisink and Wouter Vandenabeele]

3. Generational Differences and the Public Sector Workforce

[Madinah F. Hamidullah]

4. Affirmative Action and the Law

[Norma M. Riccucci]

5. Diversity, Social Equity, and Representative Bureaucracy

[Susan T. Gooden]

6. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Employees in the Public Sector Workforce

[Charles W. Gossett]

7. Paying the Shadow Workforce: The Case of Health Care

[Shugo Shinohara and Frank J. Thompson]

8. Unions in the Public Sector

[Randall S. Davis]

9. Public Employees’ Liability for "Constitutional Torts"

[David H. Rosenbloom]

10. Public Sector Pensions and Benefits: Reform Challenges in a New Environment

[Albert C. Hyde and Christian Richards]

11. Public Service Reform and Motivation

[R. Paul Battaglio, Jr.]

12. Workforce Planning in Turbulent Times

[Heather Getha-Taylor]

13. The Senior Executive Service: Past, Present, and Future

[Jessica Sowa]

14. The Role of Human Resource Management in Cybersecurity

[Jared J. Llorens]

15. Telework in Government

[Willow Jacobson]

16. Human Resources Management in Nonprofit Organizations

[Joan E. Pynes]

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Norma M. Riccucci is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, Newark, USA. She is the author of several books in the areas of public human resource management and public management. She is author of the forthcoming book, Shared Powers and the Making of U.S. Law and Policy. Riccucci has received a number of national awards including the American Society of Public Administration’s Dwight Waldo Award for a lifelong contribution to public administration. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA).


Winner of the 2018 ASPA Section of Personnel and Labor Relations Best Book Award

"The text addresses all of the current and upcoming issues facing human resource management in the public sector. In short, the book does an outstanding job of including interesting, timely, and useful topics for the chapters." – Jeff Ashley, Eastern Illinois University, USA