Recognizing the inherent tensions and contradictions that result from managing people in organizations, Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems offers provocative and thorough coverage of the complex issues of management in the public sector. Continuing the award-winning tradition of previous editions, this Fifth Edition helps students to understand complex managerial puzzles and covers all of the stages of the employment process, including recruitment, selection, training, legal rights and responsibilities, compensation, and appraisal. * Extensive skill-building exercises help you practice and apply the material and develop hands-on, technical skills that will help you in the workplace. * A broad range of examples from local, state, federal, and international settings provide you with examples of the issues in a variety of public sector contexts. * Questions at the end of each chapter, along with a mix of individual, group, and in-class exercises, encourage active learning and mastery of concepts.