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Policy Statement - 84-01 Public Sector Employer-Employee Relations & Personnel Management, Graduate Certificate in

This curricular program, authorized by the 
Academic Senate on February 16, 1984, 
was approved by the President on 
February 29, 1984.


The Center for Public Policy and Administration offers the Certificate in Public Sector Employer-Employee Relations and Personnel Management.  This is a six-course program designed for public sector managers and those aspiring to enter public service who need the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to deal effectively with the critical area of public sector employee relations and personnel management.  The primary goal of this program is to provide the necessary training for public managers to effectively utilize human resources to their greatest potential in conjunction with the needs of the public organization.

Required Background

1.    An undergraduate degree in Public Administration or equivalent preparation for graduate study in Public Administration.

2.    Acceptance by the University as a post-baccalaureate student.

3.    An undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or better, or 3.00 in the last 60 upper-division and graduate units attempted.  A student whose overall undergraduate average is less than 2.75 but who presents acceptable evidence of professional potential shown through recent academic performance and experience may be admitted by special action of the Center.

4.    Approval of the Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration.

Other Information

1.    A total of six 500-600 level semester units from a completed master's degree in Public Administration/Public Affairs may be applied to the Certificate program.

2.    Fifteen units of credit earned in the Certificate Program may be applied without restriction to the M.P.A. degree program.  The student must apply for admission as a degree candidate to the M.P.A. Admission Committee.

List of Courses

A.    Required Courses: 
        PPA 575    Public Sector Employer-Employee Relations            3 units 
        PPA 577    Public Sector Personnel Administration                    3 units 
        PPA 510    Public Administrative Management Processes          3 units

B.    Three elective courses to be selected from the following: 
        PPA 570    Negotiating Dynamics                                              3 units 
        PPA 527    Productivity in Local Government                             3 units 
        PPA 530    Manpower Planning for Public Sector Organizations 3 units 
        PPA 580    Affirmative Action                                                    3 units 
        PPA 590    Management Rights                                                  3 units 
        PPA 680    Seminar in Urban Administration                               3 units 
        PPA 565    Local Government and Finance Skills                        3 units 

EFFECTIVE:  Fall 1984