Summary: For graduate students and chief administrative officers and department heads employed in local governments, Freyss (political science, California State U., Los Angeles) compiles eight chapters that address long-term workforce needs and issues and ways to recruit and maintain staff, and create a positive environment. Chapters explain managing the most common personnel actions, principles, and practices. This edition contains new and expanded sections on ethics, succession planning, legal issues l ...show moreike affirmative action and reverse discrimination, cutback management, unions in the public sector, pay policies in addition to benefits, and the multigenerational workforce, as well as new case law. A new introductory chapter provides historical background. The last chapter, on products and services for human resource management, has been placed online. Contributors are practitioners and academics in the field in the US. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 3RD 09
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