PUB-7008 VI Week 5 Supervising Public Employees: Theory and Practice

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PUB-7008 VI Week 5 Supervising Public Employees: Theory and Practice

 

Supervising Public Employees: Theory and Practice

 

This week (and next week) examines the supervision of employees, specifically within the public administration context. Human resource management is very much integrated into the life and business of public agencies and nonprofit organizations, just as it is in the corporate environment. As a public administrator, you want to understand the way things work’ in your agency or organization, even if they only indirectly relate to you.

Government agencies, especially, can have regulations governing their recruitment and human resource management that many businesses, in general, may not. In addition, bureaucracy and regulations related to unions, can add complexity to hiring someone.

Arthur (2004, p. 14) identifies nine core areas that relate to human resources in all organizations: legal issues, the employment process, testing, compensation, performance management, benefits administration, employee relations, training and development, and human resources information systems. Tschirhart and Bielefeld (2012, pp. 256-257) distinguish between human resource capacity, which “refers to the abilities, experience, and talent of the people who conduct the work of the organization internally…”, and human resource management, which “refers to the policies and practices in place to mobilize and maximize this capacity.” Though Tschirhart and Bielefeld write specifically within the context of nonprofit organizations, government agencies share similarities with nonprofits when it comes to human resources. For example, they offer employment opportunities outside of the private sector and offer employee values and service opportunities that may be attractive to job candidates.

Understanding human resource management will allow you to appreciate administration in its broader context, as well as particular aspects related to building a workforce, for example, issues related to diversity. Among the themes explored this week is the value of ensuring a diverse workforce. Why is diversity important to an organization? As Pynes (2013, p. 110) states, (‘Diversity can lead to more creative alternatives and higher-quality ideas, primarily from the introduction of different and opposing ideas and viewpoints.”

This week’s assignment—a case study—allows you to engage with issues related to diversity and employee relations by confronting issues dealing with a very recent and serious concern that can affect any public organization. The case study is based on concerns that city employees have in San Francisco (related to racism and discrimination).

The assignment asks you to consider the problem represented in the article, explore plausible solutions, and then recommend one of them.

Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments.

References:

Arthur, D. (2004). Fundamentals of human resources management (4th ed.). Saranac Lake, NY: American Management Association.

Pynes, J. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Tschirhart, M., & Bielefeld, W. (2012). Managing nonprofit organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Books and Resources for this Week

Pynes, J. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Pynes, J. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Pynes, J. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Pynes, J. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Pynes, J. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Tschirhart, M., & Bielefeld, W. (2012).

Managing nonprofit organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Waxmann, L. (2018, Sept 19). African American workers blast city for racism, discrimination in hiring. San Francisco Examiner.

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Week 5 – Assignment: Analyze a Case Study on

Supervising Employees

Assignment

Due November 6 at 11:59 PM

Read the newspaper article (Waxmann, 2018) provided in the resources this week, and then analyze it. Do this by summarizing the problem, providing three plausible solutions, and discussing the impact of these solutions. Select and recommend one of these solutions.

Follow this format:

  • Write an introductory paragraph.
  • Summarize the problem in the case study.

Provide three plausible solutions to the problem.

  • Analyze the impact of these three plausible solutions.
  • Recommend which solution you suggest should be implemented and articulate reasons for your recommendation. Write a conclusion paragraph.

 

In your paper, please use clear, bolded headings to separate the paper into sections.

Length: 3-5 pages

References: Include a minimum of two scholarly resources, including the newspaper article.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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Instructions

Read the newspaper article (Waxmann, 2018) provided in the resources this week, and then analyze it. Do this by summarizing the problem, providing three plausible solutions, and discussing the impact of these solutions. Select an recommend one of these solutions.

Follow this format:

  • Write an introductory paragraph.
  • Summarize the problem in the case study.
  • Provide three plausible solutions to the problem.
  • Analyze the impact of these three plausible solutions.
  • Recommend which solution you suggest should be implemented and articulate reasons for your recommendation.
  • Write a conclusion paragraph.

 

In your paper, please use clear, bolded headings to separate the paper into sections.

 

Length: 3-5 pages

 

References: Include a minimum of two scholarly resources, including the newspaper article.

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Upload your document and click the Submit to Dropbox button.