Get acquainted with a range of human resources and personnel management issues in the public sector. Review recruiting, promotion, training, career development, compensation, performance evaluation, discipline and labor relations. Management of special problems such as absenteeism, substance abuse and harassment also are included.
How the governmental context of personnel management affects the implementation of human resource policies
The key responsibilities of management (and of the unit manager) in the following personnel areas: recruitment, selection, orientation, training and development, promotion, compensation, performance evaluation, discipline and labor relations
How to evaluate the components of a personnel management effort in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency
About current or emerging problems in personnel management (e.g., sexual harassment, sick leave abuse, substance abuse, dangerous behaviors) and efforts at addressing those problems
How to use appropriate legal bases in making personnel decisions