Archives for August 13th, 1998

BEYOND CIVIL SERVICE.

Abstracts, PublicNet: 13 August, 1998

BEYOND CIVIL SERVICE.

The Changing Face of Public Personnel Management.
Klingner D E, Lynn D B

Public Personnel Management, (USA), Summer 97 (26/2)
Start page: 157 No of pages: 17

Examines the changes in the US Civil Service, looking at the implications of the different ways that public services will be delivered through purchase of service agreements with other agencies and non-governmental organizations, franchise agreements, privatization, self-help and other mechanisms, for public personnel management. Considers the impact of these changes on public service employment, focusing on the changing role of public personnel manager in managing the different employment arrangements. Sees the skills needed by public personnel managers expanding as the service shifts away from its traditional base, outlining the challenges that lie ahead. Assesses how well public personnel managers are prepared for these changes, highlighting the need for training.

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HELP ON HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING WITH NEW GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 August, 1998

As councils across the country grapple with the change promised by the Local
Government White Paper, two organisations set up to help councils have got
together to provide updates on pilot schemes already testing out some of the
Government’s proposals.

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CONSULTATION ON BRINGING DOWN WASTE

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 August, 1998

The DETR has altered rules for businesses, aimed at bringing down waste in packaging.

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations are intended to double the UK’s recovery and recycling rates for packaging waste by 2001.

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COSTING AND PRICING PUBLIC SECTOR SERVICES

Book News, PublicNet: 13 August, 1998

This book identifies practical approaches to developing costs for public sector services and helps the reader consider may of the dilemmas currently faced by public sector managers. Costing and Pricing Public Sector Services incorporates worked example and solutions and is a valuable reference point to anyone having to undergo costing and pricing exercises for their area of service, especially if those services are being exposed to competition.

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