about the book
Designed as a comprehensive overview of public sector compensation, the book addresses strategies for change, with the author warning that failure of the profession to address this issue will ultimately lead to citizens taking matters in their own hands. The author's issues-oriented approach addresses his core message-that the escalation of public sector compensation is impacting the ability of government to meet its core responsibility and the failure of government to address this has serious consequences. Not just a critique, the book presents context, analysis, and suggestions for reform.
Reilly, like many Americans, believes the time is right to rethink how we compensate and manage public employees and that we have lost sight of the public interest. As a university professor, former county chief executive officer (CEO) for Clark County Nevada (Las Vegas Valley) and governance and organizational consultant he has hands on experience working and navigating public sector rules, regulations and policies.
table of contents
Reilly’s penetrating study is both practically plainspoken and broadly and deeply informed academically... [It] is an essential study for public policy officials, civic leaders, and professional administrators as well as a choice textbook in today’s most urgent human resoureces challenges." expand
Review by Charles E. Menifield, University of Missouri–Columbia
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