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Public sector employment in a time of transition /
edited by Dale Belman, Morley Gunderson and Douglas Hyatt.
imprint
Madison, Wis. : Industrial Relations Research Association, 1996.
description
iii, 307 p. : ill.
ISBN
0913447676
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imprint
Madison, Wis. : Industrial Relations Research Association, 1996.
isbn
0913447676
catalogue key
1091198
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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"Public Sector Employment in a Time of Transition is an important volume of considerable value to scholars and student of human resources, industrial relations, and public management. . . . This book is an encompassing, versatile, and rich treatment of important topics. It is crisp and informative reading, with easy-to-use data and abundant references. The editors are to be commended for a first-rate job of collection and synthesis."-Industrial and Labor Relations Review
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The public sector seems to be in the early stages of a profound transition, similar in scale to the transformation of private sector industrial relations in the 1970s and 1980s. This volume analyzes elements in what is variously described as reinventing government, re-engineering the public sector, and instituting performance-based government. The contributors suggest the new system will be shaped by two main strategies now being followed. One emphasizes improving the efficiency of government through innovative practices and a movement away from the bureaucratic, civil service model. The other stresses cost cutting as an end in itself. While the first strategy offers improved services and a more involved workforce, the implicit goals of the second are often service reduction, downsizing government, privatization of service provision, and reductions in real compensation. This volume deals with the full scope of public employment relations, including issues of labor adjustment, workplace practices and human resource management policies, as well as alternative dispute resolution procedures and labor-management cooperation in the collective bargaining arena.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Public Sector Employment in Transitionp. 1
Public Sector Law: An Updatep. 21
Through Public Sector Eyes: Employee Attitudes Towards Public Sector Labor Relations in the U.S.p. 59
Public Sector Dispute Resolution in Transitionp. 85
The Structure of Compensation in the Public Sectorp. 127
Beyond the Merit Model: New Directions at Federal Workplace?p. 163
Workplace Innovations and Systems Changep. 201
Canadian Public Sector Employment Relations in Transitionp. 243
Public Sector Industrial Relations in Europep. 283
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