Summary: In this revised and expanded reader, Thompson brings 30 classic articles and book chapter reprints together under one cover--giving students a grounding in the history, development, and current status of public personnel policy in the United States. In addition to discussion of hot topics, Thompson includes such important primary source materials as the Pendleton Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1972, the Volcker Commission's Leadership for Governance findin
gs, and key Supreme Court decisions. Enhanced by the editor's extensively revised section introductions, these readings give students a sense of the rich historical legacy of the field while casting light on contemporary issues and policy dilemmas.
Summary: In this revised and expanded reader, Thompson brings 30 classic articles and book chapter reprints together under one cover--giving students a grounding in the history, development, and current status of public personnel policy in the United States. In addition to discussion of hot topics, Thompson includes such important primary source materials as the Pendleton Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1972, the Volcker Commission's Leadership for Governance findings, and key Supreme Court decisions. Enhanced by the editor's extensively revised section introductions, these readings give students a sense of the rich historical legacy of the field while casting light on contemporary issues and policy dilemmas. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 03 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 12/03/2002 International: No
"Without a doubt Thompson's 3rd Edition of Classics of Public Personnel Policy is a work of enduring value. The "classics" format helps students gain an invaluable understanding of the fact that Public Personnel Administration/Human Resources Management is a continually evolving discipline and that much of what occurs in the field today is a function of its past."
--Curtis Berry, Shippensburg University
"Frank Thompson's collection is really good. The Classics approach is pedagogically sound, and this volume has no competitors. Virtually anyone who is asked will give you a different list of potential entries, and I don't envy Frank for having to make the final decisions. However, I can't think of anyone who is better qualified than Frank Thompson to make such judgments."
--Steven Hays, University of South Carolina
"Thompson has done an excellent job of covering the various policy areas of public personnel. Overall, Thompson's reader has been invaluable to the field of public personnel policy and therefore a revised edition would be highly received. Thank you for the opportunity to review Thompson's reader."
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