publication . Doctoral thesis . 2000

Merit in Principle, Merit in Practice: An Investigation into Merit-based Human Resources Management Through the Lens of Title 5-exempt Federal Organizations

Woodard, Colleen A.;
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  • Published: 06 Apr 2000
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This dissertation research investigates whether merit-based principles and practices are embedded into the HRM systems of 19 Title 5-exempt federal organizations. Title 5-exempt organizations, such as government corporations, serve as a vehicle for exploring the question of what constitutes merit in more loosely regulated public environments. This research fills a void in the discussion about how we can sustain a merit foundation in deregulated and decentralized federal human resources systems. It also captures previously uncollected information about HRM in some organizations that operate fully or partially outside the general government management laws. While ...
free text keywords: government corporations, federal human resources management, merit systems, civil service, public personnel management
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