Side PanelExpand side panel Breadcrumb:5-1 Discussion: Personnel Systems
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