- Sickness strikes more often in the civil service. Merrick, Neil // People Management;9/7/1995, Vol. 1 Issue 18, p10
Informs that civil servants are likely to take time off work through sickness than private sector employees. Percentage of working time lost at government departments; How public sector managers tackle sickness absence; Overview of employee attitude survey; Various comments regarding the...
- Deregulating the federal service. Horner, Constance // Brookings Review;Fall93, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p24
Discusses the need for removing regulatory constraints in federal management. Public attentiveness; Lack of discretion of federal managers in personnel decisions; Problems in the civil service job classification system; Budget problems; `China Lake' experiment in the 1980s; Civil service reform...
- Deprofessionalization and the organizational life cycle: The case of community service agencies. Schmid, Hillel; Yanay, Uri // Public Personnel Management;Summer90, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p123
Focuses on the process of deprofessionalization observed in Community Service Agencies. Theoretical framework; Background information; Government policy; Implications; Expectations.
- Civil service 2000 revisited: Old assumptions - New facts and forecasts. Cameron, Kristi; Jorgenson, Joan // Public Personnel Management;Winter93, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p669
Summarizes the United States Office of Personnel Management report, `Revisiting Civil Service 2000: New Policy Direction Needed,' published in September 1993. Revisiting of `Civil Service 2000'; Analysis of assumptions for federal human resources management; Recommends a shift in focus from...
- Laboratories for change: Lessons from 15 years of demonstration projects. Thompson, Paul R. // Public Personnel Management;Winter93, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p675
Reports of lessons learned by the author in 15 years of demonstration projects. Selection of ideas to test; Factors to consider in developing a project plan and an appropriate evaluation strategy; Successful conclusion of projects; Identification of individual and organizational qualities that...
- A survey of the assessment center process in the public sector. Lowry, Phillip E. // Public Personnel Management;Fall96, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p307
Presents the findings of a survey on the use of assessment center methods in public sector police, fire chiefs and human resources professionals. Flaws in the assessment centers; Includes lack of validation structures; Improperly trained assessors.
- Helium-filled morale boosters. Laabs, Jennifer J. // Personnel Journal;Sep93, Vol. 72 Issue 9, p20
Reports on the human resources department at the city of College Station, Texas, initiating a balloon-o-gram program to boost employee morale. Public Employee Recognition Week; Balloon bouquet for recognition; Numbers of bouquets and individuals; Process; Cost.
- Fast facts. // Public Management (00333611);Sep95, Vol. 77 Issue 9, p28
Provides statistical information on personnel management in local governments in the United States. Use of computers in the personnel system; Compensation features offered to employees; Percentage of local governments with training programs for workplace diversity.
- Managing public sector training during times of financial stress. Sims, Ronald R.; Sims, Serbrenia J. // Public Personnel Management;Winter94, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p611
Discusses the importance of effectively managing public sector training during times of reduced funding. Framework for the systematic analysis of key training resources; Recommendations that can assist public sector trainers during times of economic downturns; Proactive approaches to increase...