Week 6 Discussion 2- Human Resource Management

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Discussion 2: Human Resource Management in Privatization and Outsourcing

The outsourcing at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) provides examples of what decision makers need to address when considering human resources outsourcing. Building on your response to Discussion 1, in this Discussion 2 you will describe the impact of outsourcing on human resource management functions in a government organization.

For this Discussion, review this week’s Resources. Review the articles by Bradbury & Waechter, Battaglio, Coggburn, Clemmitt, and Yang et al. Consider what other factors human resources must evaluate when considering privatization and outsourcing. Think about the challenges of privatization and outsourcing.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief explanation of how you as a human resource manager might have handled the issue from Discussion 1. Explain how privatization or outsourcing could be used in your organization. Briefly discuss the challenges of privatization and outsourcing.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.

Week 6 Learning Resources


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Required Resources

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  • Battaglio, R. P. (2009). Privatization and its challenges for human resource management in the public sector: Symposium introduction. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 29(3), 203–206.
  • Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • 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.
  • Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Bradbury, M. D., & Waechter, G. D. (2009). Extreme outsourcing in local government: At the top and all but the top. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 29(3), 230–248.
  • Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Coggburn, J. D. (2007). Outsourcing human resources: The case of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 27(4), 315–335.
  • Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Clemmitt, M. (2012). Privatizing the military. CQ Researcher, 22(25), 597–620.
  • Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Yang, K., Hsieh, J. Y., & Li, T. S. (2009).Contracting capacity and perceived contracting performance: Nonlinear effects and the role of time. Public Administrative Review, 69(4), 681–696.
  • Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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Outsourcing and Privatization




Outsourcing and Privatization
The case of Texas Health and Human Services Commission faced a lot of criticism for
how it was handled. Audits that were conducted after the implementation pointed to many
discrepancies and failures during the rollout and the running of the exercise. The methodology
was in question, there were inaccuracies in the costing of data and it was not clear to determine if
the results were actually cost effective (Coggburn, 2007). There was also the failure by the
decision makers in factoring in the additional costs that would be attach...

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