Significant changes in employee demographics and values and the nature of public service employment have impacted personnel administration. This study evaluates the impact of both gender and race on the assessment of current HRM practices and reforms at the local level of government. Results from a national survey are assessed in order to enhance the field’s understanding of whether differences in administrative perceptions and values attributed to these two factors have the potential to translate in HR policy positions that continue to embrace or strive to transcend traditional public personnel management. We find that although certain functions and activities are seen as more important by specific groups in the study, the order of importance of these functions and activities is very similar between groups.
French, Edward P.; Goodman, Doug; and Morrison, Minion K. C
"An Empirical Evaluation of the Influence of Descriptive Representation on Human Resource Practice at the Local Government Level,"
Journal of Public Management & Social Policy: Vol. 20
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.tsu.edu/jpmsp/vol20/iss1/3