Everest College Personnel Systems in Public Sector Discussion


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Chapter 6 examines the administration of personnel systems in the public sector. For your initial post in this discussion, write a response to the following:

A fundamental tenet of the federal personnel system is merit-based decision making. The civil service system was put into place to institutionalize this practice. Opponents of the merit-based model argue that the practice has gone too far (leading to a bureaucracy that is unresponsive) and the public sector should adopt a private sector model. Do you agree? Explain your answer using key concepts outlined in Chapter 6.

Respond to at least two of your peers. For each of the posts, offer a constructive counterargument or identify additional points that would strengthen the post.

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document