Women & Politics

Women & Politics

As we learn in the course, the function of personnel administration represents an area of concern that public managers
are continuously addressing, particularly in terms of building human capital through effective leadership, planning,
retaining talent, and implementing a results-oriented culture. For this assignment, students will conduct a literature
review of recent journal articles (the past 10 or so years) which address the primary challenges in human capital that the
public sector is confronting. Your review should identify themes relating to the topic, and flow smoothly from these
themes, drawing in ideas from articles in a coherent fashion. Some themes you may want to explore (but are not limited
to since you may also identify others in your review) in the literature are: How can public sector managers lead the
development of human capital and build a capable workforce that is able to address complex policy issues? How can
long-term human capital planning help address issues in turnover and inadequate skill development in order to retain
talented individuals in government? How can performance information and data be used to improve agency outcomes
and enhance communication? What role does flexibility play in modern personnel environments and the achievement
of organizational goals?