Abstracts: August 13th, 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.

Subject(s): HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SERVICE, USA, ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE, SKILLS, TRAINING
Database: PTA: Personnel & Training Abstracts
Style: Theoretical with application in practice. Reference: 26AY297

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