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Personnel Management


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Course length

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Course level: Upper Division

This course introduces skills necessary to manage a dynamic and diverse civic leadership workforce, including: executives, directors, chiefs, commissioners, administrators and superintendents. This workforce could also include public health, public safety, community services, public works, and other civic departments, including: elected, appointed, at-will, volunteer and non-profit personnel.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Introduction to Public Human Resource Management and Evolution of Public Service in the United States

Employment Law in the Public Sector

Recruitment and Selection, Pay and Benefits

Performance Appraisal and Managing Motivation in Public Service

Privatizing Human Resource Functions in the Public Sector / Strategic PHRM


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer

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