Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Mission StatementThe Hauptmann School of Public Affairs offers a citizen-centered, professional program of graduate study that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. As participants in HSPA's vibrant academic community, faculty and students consider, with the coursework, the larger issues of democracy, stewardship, and technology. In so doing, HSPA seeks to prepare students for the courage and discernment to act for the common good in the global context. Going beyond competence, students develop knowledge, skills, and values requisite for leadership and service in and across all sectors of society, including government, business, and nonprofit. HSPA cultivates public affairs as a life-long passion that is fundamental to citizenship in a free society.
Hauptmann School for Public Affairs Vision StatementThe Hauptmann School for Public Affairs will serve the common good by graduating leaders who exercise authority responsibly, make ethical decisions, act with moral courage, and advance human dignity world-wide.
PA 563 Personnel Systs of Publ Organiz
S1P 2012 DL
Hamilton, John R.,, Jr.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Administration
B.A. in Psychology from the University of KansasMaster of Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas CityInterdisciplinary Ph.D. in Public Administration and Adult Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas CIty
Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-0-470-33185-9
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This semester, we are examining many different issues that affect the human resources in public and nonprofit organizations. One of the most contentious activities in management is the administration of performance evaluations. In this exercise you are to examine a performance evaluation instrument and process in your organization and analyze it. If you are not currently a member of a public or nonprofit organization you may select an instrument and process form any public or nonprofit organization you wish. As you analyze the instrument and process, be cognizant of the material we have studied and base you analysis on that material.
I will be looking for several things as I grade your exercise. I have listed them below:
1. Format - is it effective and proper? Is it consistent? (5 points)
2. Lists key performance areas? Are they ranked? Details in this area (5 points)
3. Lists are area for discussion of strengths and weaknesses or not? (5 points)
4. Is pertinent employee information included in the evaluation? (5 points)
5. What is the appraisal type format or combination of formats? (5 points)
6. Your assessment of the effectiveness of the instrument and process and any recommended improvements (30 points)
7. Proper format, spelling, and grammar (5 points)
The exercise should be submitted in proper format and contain a title page and a bibliography. It should also be free from spelling errors and grammatical problems.
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Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
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