SOC WK 6449 Human Resources in the Public Sector: 3 semester hours

Same as POL SCI 6449 and P P ADM 6490. Prerequisites: P P ADM 6600 or consent of instructor. Presents an overview of personnel & labor relations in the public sector. Particular emphasis placed on issues which are unique to the public sector, such as the merit system, the questions of representative bureaucracy and the constraints of personnel in the nonprofit sector. The topics include personnel reforms in the federal sector, equal employment and affirmative action policies, testing, selection, hiring, comparable worth, job evaluation, and labor relations including grievance arbitration and collective bargaining.