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A Description and an Issue that arose in the “The Case of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission”, as presented in the article by Coggburn.
Hello Dr. Langevin and Classmates,
This article examines human resources outsourcing (HRO) at the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). It describes the emergence of HRO in the public sector and analyzes the HHSC case. The article develops an eight-dimension conceptual framework for assessing the appropriateness of public HRO and demonstrates the framework's usefulness by applying it to the HHSC case (Coggburn, 2007).
One of the issues that arose in Texas was, At-Will Employment in Government, a procedural protections policy which is a recent and important phenomenon in public service. In 2005 a survey of the state's human resource directors focusing on the at-will doctrine and its use and effects. Respondents agreed that at-will employment enhances employee responsiveness to agency administrators but held mixed opinions of its effects on other employee behaviors (eg, risk taking, whistle-blowing decision making, and sensitivity to issues of fairness) and agency performance. The government had to take a more holistic view of at-will employment when considering its adoption (Coggburn, 2007).
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.