LPL Final Project

In the Final Project for this course, you demonstrate your understanding of the major topics presented by applying these concepts to a government or non-profit organization of your choice.

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For the Final Project on the Lexington Public Library With this organization in mind, you explore the various topics of the course. As you progress through the readings and assignments think about how these topics pertain to the organization you selected. The Learning Resources, Discussions, and Assignments all assist you in completing each section of the Final Project.

In your Final Project, you analyze and assess the following areas of the organization based on the processes and principles related to human resources management in a government or non-profit organization:

  • Mission and goals of the organization
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Applicable legal and ethical codes
  • Diversity considerations
  • Labor unions, privatization and outsourcing
  • Recruitment and selection methods
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management and development
  • Opportunities, challenges, and trends

For the sections provide your analysis and assessment based on the processes and principles related to human resources management.

Submit the Final Project (13 pages). Your Final Project must demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge and critical thinking appropriate to graduate-level scholarship. It must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines and be free of typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. The project should be 13 pages in length (double-spaced), not including the title page, the abstract, and must include the course resources and at least 10–12 peer reviewed scholarly references taken from the Walden Library which are no more than five years old. Submit no later than Day 7 of Week 10.


MMPA 6435/MMPA 5435/NPMG 6435/CRJS 6435/CRJS 6435J: Human
Resource Management
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Battaglio, R. P., & Legge, J. S. (2009). Self-interest, ideological/symbolic politics, and
citizen characteristics: A cross-national analysis of support for privatization.
Public Administration Review, 69(4), 697–700.
Blonder, I. (2010). Public interests and private passions: A peculiar case of police
whistleblowing. Criminal Justice Ethics, 29(3), 258–277.
Bradbury, M. D., & Waechter, G. D. (2009). Extreme outsourcing in local government:
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Clemmitt, M. (2012). Privatizing the military. CQ Researcher, 22(25), 597–620.
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