This book presents snapshots of the issues and events transforming the world of public personnel administration as the new century begins.
The book includes both traditional and contemporary issues such as compensation, training, job analysis, sexual harassment, drug testing, and the ADA. This updated edition is easy to read and contains exercises and case problems that help readers apply concepts to examples from real life.
For those interested in public personnel management.
A textbook for a course in personnel administration in which Riley (U. of Wisconsin-Stevens Point) provides a snapshot of public personnel administration as it had been transformed by the turn of the century. His premise is that in order to create an effective, responsible, and humane government, it is necessary, though perhaps not sufficient, to have people working in it who exercise those qualities. He includes discussion questions and exercises. No date is mentioned for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)