This course applies the tools available to UOPX graduate students and the competencies of successful managers to understand the functions of public administration. Students will understand the relationship between the political system and public administration in the creation and implementation of public policy. Other topics, at the state and local level, include executive & legislative branches of government, the evolution of public administration, intergovernmental relationships, and fiscal sources & uses.
This course prepares students to communicate with multiple stakeholders, elected officials and the public in the political environment. Students will apply communication concepts to create messages that are sensitive to the opinions and positions of disparate groups. Other topics, at the state and local level, include uniqueness of public sector communications, public involvement, and internal & external communications.
This course prepares students to apply human capital development concepts in a public sector. Students will create plans for managing human capital in a public and political environment. Other topics, at the state and local level, include recruitment, development & retention of employees, compensation, motivation, performance evaluation, employee/employer relationship, personnel policies & politics, and public service ethic, union management relations, employee/employer relations.