PO334 Public Personnel Administration

for U1B 2010

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PO 334 Public Personnel Administration


U1B 2010 BL


Hackbarth, Troy R.



We will primarily utilize the e-mail on the e-companion site

Semester Dates

31 May 2010 thru 25 July 2010

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Credit Hours



Author: Dennis M. Daley
ISBN: 0-13-028260-X
2002 Prentice Hall

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Course Description:
PO 334 Public Personnel Administration: Analysis of the various functions of public personnel administration including: recruitment, placement, training, salary, evaluation, retirement, personnel problems, labor relations, collective bargaining, ethics, merit systems, and EEO programs 3:0:3.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain merit systems and how they are used in governmental administrative systems; compare merit systems with non-merit systems and the appropriateness of both; and review recent approaches to performance appraisal.
  2. Explain compensation and benefit packages for public employees and how they are structured.
  3. Delineate the purposes of training and development programs for public employees.
  4. Provide an explanation of recruitment and selection methods used in public employment; and evaluate such methods in terms of their ability to provide governments with appropriate personnel.
  5. Review the legal bases for collective bargaining in the public sector; and examine the various forms of such collective bargaining and evaluate the positives and negatives of such collective bargaining on the public sector.

Core Assessment:

Core Assessment

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures Departmental Learning Outcomes.  The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.  The core assessment for this course is the Final Exam and will account for at least 20% of the total grade for the course and cover at least three of the Core Learning Outcomes. 

Class Assessment:

The student will be required to complete four written papers and present this information to the class. The topics will be of their selection from the topics within the textbook. The student will be graded on how in depth their information gathering skills are and how well the material is presented. Each paper/presentation is worth 10 points each.
The midterm and final examination will test the student's knowledge of the topics covered and the core learning outcomes. These examinations will be either short essay, multiple choices, true or false or a combination of these methods. These tests will both be worth 30 points each. 


100-90= A
Papers and presentations: 4 required at 10 points each for a total of 40 points possible.
Midterm examination: 30 points possible.
Final examination: 30 points possible.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
One letter grade will be deducted per session the material is handed in late unexcused.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

1. Be on time.
2. Be prepared.
3. Respect the opinions of others.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

31 May 2010
Week 1 session 1
Administrative issues
Homework: Read Chapter 10
02 June 2010
Week 1 session 2
Discussion: Chapter 10 will be discussed.
Homework: Read Chapter 5
07 June 2010
Week 2 session 1
Discussion: Chapter 5 will be discussed
Homework: Read Chapter 2
09 June 2010
Week 2 session 2
Discussion: Chapter 2 will be discussed
Homework: Read Chapter 13
14 June 2010
Week 3 session 1
Discussion: Chapter 13 will be discussed.
Homework: Read Chapter 1
16 June 2010
Week 3 session 2
Presentation:  paper # 1
Discussion:  Chapter 1 will be discussed
Homework: Read chapter 4
21 June 2010
Week 4 session 1
Discussion: Chapter 4
Homework: Prepare for Midterm examination
23 June 2010
Week 4 session 2
Midterm examination
Homework: Prepare for presentation of paper #2.
28 June 2010
Week 5 session 1
Presentation: paper #2
Midterm review
Homework: Read Chapter 7
30 June 2010
Week 5 session 2
Discussion: Chapter 7 will be discussed.
Homework: Read Chapter 9
5 July 2010
Week 6 session 1
Discussion: Chapter 9 will be discussed
Homework: Read Chapter 16
7 July 2010
Week 6 session 2
Discussion: Chapter 16 will be discussed.
Homework: Read Chapter 8
12 July 2010
Week 7 session 1
Discussion: Chapter 8 will be discussed
Homework: Prepare for presentation of paper #3
14 July 2010
Week 7 session 2
Presentation: paper #3
Homework: Prepare for presentation of paper #4
19 July 2010
Week 8 session 1
Presentation: paper #4.
Homework: Prepare for Final examination.
21 July 2010
Week 8 session 2
Final examination

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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