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JMJ Marist Brothers

Graduate School
Notre Dame of Marbel University
City of Koronadal, South Cotabato


SUBJECT DESCRIPTION: Public Personnel Administration
Cell Phone: 09159697887/ 09989787203
Faculty Consultation Schedule: anytime through email and by appointment


This course introduces the students to the concepts, theories and applications of
public human resource management in personnel administration perspectives. It focuses
on familiarizing all students with the nature of the civil service system, principle which
follow the principle of merit and fitness. It involves personnel management programs
which are geared towards career and employee development. Personnel Management
and administration, as the practice of consciously and continually shaping the
organization through its human resource, is the essential tool in achieving its performance
goals. It plays a vital role in the efforts to improve efficiency, effectiveness and economy in
the government particularly the improvement of the administrative structure of its public


At the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. discuss and identify key components, concepts, nature, principles and practices
that apply of public personnel administration;
2. determine and explain the nature, scope, policies and standards and significance
of public personnel administration;
3. internalize, articulate the dynamics and processes involved such as recruitment,
selection, placement, selection, orientation, training and development, benefits and
welfare, discipline and personnel actions as they relate to actual practices in
government agencies;
4. share pertinent observations, insights and experiences and recommend solutions
to identified human resource/ personnel problems; and
5. design personnel development programs incorporated in the Agency Human
Resource plan. Or conduct a research study on career development.


1. Nature and Scope of Public Personnel Administration 8 hrs

a. Definition of Personnel Administration

b. Evolution of the Personnel Specialized Function
i. Merit system
ii. Spoils system
iii. Emergency employment
iv. Veteran preference
v. Equitable allocation of employment
c. Elements of Well-balanced Personnel Program
d. Setting of Personnel Administration
i. Responsibility for Personnel Administration
ii. The Political environment of Personnel Administration
iii. The Human Element of Personnel Administration

2. Review of Civil Service and Key Management Theories, Concepts, Functions,
and Practices Applied in Public Personnel Administration 8 hrs

a. Declaration of Policy
b. Duties and Responsibilities of Public Officers
c. Terms and Conditions of Employment
d. Compensation
e. Related Terms
f. Scope of Civil Service
g. Career Service and Non-Career Service
h. Classes of positions
i. Interdepartment Relations


3. Personnel Policies and Standards 32 hrs

a. Recruitment, Examinations and selection of employees

b. Qualification Standards
c. Personnel Actions
i. Appointments (thru certification/ original/ disapproval/ recall/)
ii. Promotion
iii. Transfer
iv. Reinstatement
v. Reemployment
vi. Reappointment
vii. Detail
viii. Demotion
ix. Reassignment
x. Secondment
d. Employment Status (Permanent, Temporary, Substitute)
e. Salary Increase of Adjustment
f. Reduction in Force
g. Career and Personnel Development Plans and Programs
i. Merit Promotion Plans
ii. Performance Evaluation System (PES/SPMS)
iii. Training and Employee Development
iv. Employee Suggestions and Incentive Award Systems
v. Other HR Development Interventions
h. Employee Welfare and Benefits
i. Leave benefits
ii. GSIS benefits
iii. PHIC benefits
iv. HDMF benefits
v. Employees Compensation Program
vi. Other Welfare and Benefits
i. Personnel Relations
i. Scope and importance of personnel relations
ii. Motivation, Leadership and Communication
iii. Employee organizations/ unions (advantages, disadvantages,
accreditation, collective negotiation)
j. Complaints and Grievances;
k. Dispute Settlement
i. Conciliation
ii. Mediation
iii. Arbitration
iv. compulsory
l. Employee Conduct and Discipline
i. Fundamentals
ii. Types and classification of offenses and related policies
iii. Administrative proceedings
iv. Uniform rules on Administrative Cases
v. Review of Administrative Rules on Sexual Harassment Cases
m. Prohibitions and Limitations
i. Limitation on Appointment
ii. Political Activity
iii. Additional or double compensation
iv. Limitations on Employment of Laborers
v. Prohibition on detail or Reassignment
vi. Nepotism
n. Leave of Absence and AWOL
o. Miscellaneous Provisions
i. Liability of Appointing Authority
ii. Liability of Disbursing and Collecting Officers
iii. Probationary period for Permanent appointment

Lecture presentation, group reports and dynamics, case analysis and critiquing,
practical applications, focused group discussions, debate, seminar-symposia-workshop.


A. Minor Assessment Scheme 35%

Class Attendance and Participation 10%
Quizzes, Workshops and SLEs/ Oral and Written Report 15%
Team and Personal Reactions/Presentations/Reflections 10%

B. Major Assessment Scheme 65%

Designed Career Devt Program-HR Plan/ Research Study 20%
MidTerm Exam 20%
Final Examinations 25%

House Rules:
1. Students are expected to be in class on time.
2. Cellular phones and other electronic gadgets should be turned off or put in
silent mode.
3. Texting inside the classroom is prohibited.
4. Class Presenters should be early and are expected to arrange the physical set-
up of the room according to their presentation.
5. Student should notify the professor at least a day before in case he/she will be
absent in class.
6. In cases of emergency calls, the student should take the call outside the room
so as not to disturb the class.
7. Students are only allowed to be absent up to 20% of the total class hours.
8. Presenters are not allowed to read books and long notes during their
9. Presentation hand-outs should be distributed to the class only after the report
10. Electronic copies of reports, proposals/ researches should be submitted/sent at
least a day before final exams


The Civil Service Laws and Rules, 2011

Book V of EO 292 and its Omnibus Rules, amended

Leveriza, Jose. Introduction to Public Administration

DLP 2008, Human Resource Management in the Civil Service

Miranda,, Supervisory Management: The Management of Effective Supervision

RA 6713: Norms and Ethical Standards of Public Officials and Employees

RA 7877: Anti-Sexual Harassment Act

RA 9584: Anti-Red Tape Act

RA 1379

RA 3019

Other CSC Circulars, 2011