Public Personnel Management

Fall 2021
Olympia
Evening
Graduate Only
Class Size: 15
4 Credits per quarter
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People are one of the most important assets critical to the functions of contemporary government. The effective management of personnel in public agencies requires investing in these assets so that the organizations can accomplish their missions. In the public sector, personnel management requires working within the confines of law to provide a diverse and motivated workforce that is effective and fair in the implementation of policies. Civil servants are vital organizational assets and public personnel management is a key tool for holding these civil servants accountable for serving the public interest. Contemporary public personnel management is situated in a politicized environment that requires managing the tensions between merit and patronage. In addition, public personnel management takes place both within organizations, as well as outside traditional organizational boundaries. Managing within these complex human systems is a crucial task for today’s public leaders. In this class we will examine the context in which public personnel management is administered and an explore core functions and activities. Case studies and exercises will be used to highlight the tensions, responsibilities, and tasks of personnel management. Students will complete the course with an understanding of the political context of public personnel management, its strategic importance to mission accomplishment, and the interrelatedness of the core functions.

Registration

Fall 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

GR (4): 10305

Academic details

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
15
Class Standing
Graduate

Schedule

Time Offered
Evening
Advertised Schedule

Mondays 5 - 9 pm

Schedule Evergreen link
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia