bpa321 | undergraduate

Personnel Management

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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.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Performance Appraisal and Managing Motivation in Public Service

    • Identify the issues involved with performance appraisals and motivation in the public versus private sector.
    • Design public service motivation job descriptions.
    • Explain the purpose and process of performance appraisal.
    • Summarize the criteria and methods used in appraising employee performance in the public sector.

    Privatizing Human Resource Functions in the Public Sector / Strategic PHRM

    • Explain the purpose and process of Public Human Resource Management privatization.
    • Summarize the pitfalls to Public Human Resource Management privatization.
    • Analyze the future of Strategic Human Resource Planning in an era of Public Human Resource Management reform.
    • Identify challenges and opportunities in the future of Public Human Resource Management.

    Employment Law in the Public Sector

    • Summarize the impact of equal employment, diversity, and Public Human Resource Management reform.
    • Summarize the constitutional rights of public employees.
    • Discuss the impact of employment law upon public sector and nonprofit organizations.
    • Identify diversity concerns in public sector and nonprofit organizations.

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

    • Explain the role of Public Human Resource Management (PHRM).
    • Identify the major components of Public Human Resource Management.
    • Summarize the historical development of Public Human Resource Management in the United States.
    • Explain the impact of Public Human Resource Management reform.

    Recruitment and Selection, Pay and Benefits

    • Describe the legal climate regulating selection and hiring practices.
    • Differentiate between disparate treatment and disparate impact.
    • Explain how employees are recruited and selected in the era of Public Human Resource Management reform.
    • Summarize the determination of pay and benefits in the public and private sectors.
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