A Brief Overview of Human Resource Management Issues in the Public Sector

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A Brief Overview of Human Resource Management Issues in the Public Sector
Kurt Sager
University of New Mexico

Abstract This paper is based on interviews with professionals in the human resources and management/supervisory fields soliciting their views as to what they considered to be the main issues confronting them in their jobs from a human resource management point of view. Open ended questions were asked of each respondent in an effort to solicit knowledgeable responses from informed sources. Although human resources and management issues are diverse and seemingly innumerable, a few basic issues rose to the forefront during the separate interview sessions. These basic issues are discussed in some
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She is also the municipal safety coordinator, which entails visiting work sites, participating in ride alongs, and taking photographs of workplaces. There are approximately 137 employees in her area of jurisdiction. She has held the position for 10 years. Respondent B is the Program Manager for Personnel Misconduct Investigations for the U.S. Forest Service nationwide. He is a Washington, D.C. employee domiciled in Albuquerque. He is a federal public employee and supervises 4 full-time investigators stationed around the country, as well as two ad-hoc employees and a human resources assistant all of whom are in Albuquerque. Part of his responsibilities include investigating complaints phoned into the Inspector General’s anonymous hotline. In addition to his managerial duties, he is also certified as a Human Resources Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management, and is a member of several human resources organizations and subscribes to a number of related professional journals. R Respondent C is a

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