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Civil Service Reform in the States
Personnel Policy and Politics at the Subnational Level
Civil Service Reform in the States
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J. Edward Kellough - Editor
Lloyd G. Nigro - Editor
SUNY series in Public Administration
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 342 pages
Release Date: January 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6627-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6627-8

Price: $33.95 
Paperback - 342 pages
Release Date: June 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6628-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6628-5

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Assesses recent civil service reforms undertaken by state governments.

Civil Service Reform in the States examines the critical importance of civil service systems in modern government and popular efforts to reform those systems. The book provides an up-to-date analysis and assessment of public personnel reforms undertaken by various state governments since 1990 and the extent to which these reforms have been implemented or resisted. With chapters written by nationally recognized experts on civil service and civil service reform, this book will appeal to public policy makers, practitioners, and students alike.

“…this book will appeal to public policy-makers, practitioners, and students alike.” — Revue Internationale des Sciences Administratives

“This book intersects with a broad range of important empirical and normative questions in public administration and management. The authors correctly understand the importance of reform and understand that states provide wonderful laboratories for us to learn about the implications of a range of reform measures.” — Frank J. Thompson, editor of Classics of Public Personnel Policy, Third Edition

Contributors include James S. Bowman, Chris Byrd, N. Joseph Cayer, Jerrell D. Coggburn, Stephen E. Condrey, Peter D. Fox, Sally C. Gertz, Steven W. Hays, Richard C. Kearney, J. Edward Kellough, Charles H. Kime, Donald E. Klingner, Robert J. Lavigna, Stefanie A. Lindquist, Katherine C. Naff, Lloyd G. Nigro, Hal G. Rainey, Norma M. Riccucci, Sally Coleman Selden, Jonathan P. West, and Samuel L. Wilkins.

J. Edward Kellough is Associate Professor and Director of the Masters and Doctoral Programs in Public Administration at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Numerical Goals and Timetables: An Impact Assessment. Lloyd G. Nigro is Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies at Georgia State University and the coauthor (with Felix A. Nigro) of The New Public Personnel Administration, Fifth Edition.

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Table of Contents


Personnel Policy and Public Management: The Critical Link
J. Edward Kellough and Lloyd G. Nigro

Part One: Civil Service Reform in the States: Process and Context

1. Social Values and Civil Service Systems in the United States
Donald E. Klingner

2. Reform Trends at the Federal Level with Implications for the States: The Pursuit of Flexibility and the Human Capital Movement
Hal G. Rainey

3. Classifying and Exploring Reforms in State Personnel Systems
Sally Coleman Selden

4. The Labor Perspective on Civil Service Reform in the States
Richard C. Kearney

5. Public Employment Reforms and Constitutional Due Process
Stefanie A. Lindquist and Stephen E. Condrey

Part Two: The Experiences of Selected States

6. Civil Service Reform in Georgia: A View from the Trenches
Lloyd G. Nigro and J. Edward Kellough

7. Florida’s Service First: Radical Reform in the Sunshine State
James S. Bowman, Jonathan P. West, and Sally C. Gertz

8. South Carolina’s Human Resource Management System: The Model for States with Decentralized Personnel Structures
Steven W. Hays, Chris Byrd, and Samuel L. Wilkins

9. The Decentralized and Deregulated Approach to State Human Resources Management in Texas
Jerrell D. Coggburn

10. Human Resources Reform in Arizona—A Mixed Picture
N. Joseph Cayer and Charles H. Kime

11. Prospects for Civil Service Reform in California: A Triumph of Technique Over Purpose?
Katherine C. Naff

12. Wisconsin State Government: Reforming Human Resources Management While Retaining Merit Principles and Cooperative Labor Relations
Peter D. Fox and Robert J. Lavigna

13. Civil Service Reform in New York State: A Quiet Revolution
Norma M. Riccucci

14. The States and Civil Service Reform: Some Lessons Learned and Future Prospects
Lloyd G. Nigro and J. Edward Kellough

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