Revitalizing Human Resources Management

Norma M. Riccucci

in The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199238958
Published online January 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of American Politics

Revitalizing Human Resources Management

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This article provides the historical context of the five broad categories of reforms and their relationship to governance challenges in the United States in the twenty-first century. These include reengineering government bureaucracy, fostering demographic representation within it, ensuring employee rights for all, improving labor-management relations, and improving performance. Noted in particular is the concern at all levels of government for untangling the procedural kudzu that purportedly has overgrown personnel systems and gotten in the way of effective performance. It also determines several of the most profitable areas of future research related to these human resources management (HRM) trends in American bureaucracy. It specifically highlights some of the more important issues within HRM that need continued attention in any effort to revitalize the public service.

Keywords: human resources management; governance; government bureaucracy; labor; employee rights; American bureaucracy; public service

Article.  11073 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Administration ; Public Policy

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