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Personnel Management

This area deals with personnel management principles and practices including: problem recognition and problem solving, generally accepted organization principles and practices – to include organizations as systems and personnel principles, practices, laws and regulations. Management functions are extremely important to the financial manager. While the landscape of the Federal financial manager is populated with budgets, obligation rates, and accounting codes, it is people who do the actual work of financial management. To look at it another way, the financial manager works with a monetary resource, but a key resource he or she actually uses and must manage is people. Unlike other resources, the amount and quality of work a person produces varies and is in direct relationship to the quality of the leadership he or she receives.
   
Management is simply defined as the art of "getting things done through others." This certification examination will require a working knowledge of the principles of personnel management as they pertain to the military and civilian commands. This section also covers the Federal Personnel Law and regulations that all managers should be familiar with. These areas include the merit principles of personnel management, Equal Employment Opportunity, training and grievances.
   
Test Study Preparation References
Title Author Publisher City State Ed Chap/Sec Study Notes
 Fed Guide to Managing Discipline Reischl & Smith  FPMI Communications Huntsville AL  2nd Chap 1, 4, & 7  
 Fed Managers Guide to EEO  Robert Gibson  FPMI Communications Huntsville AL  2nd, 1993 Chap 1  
 Managing Organizational Behavior  Schermerhorn, Hunt & Osborn  John Wiley & Sons  NY  NY  5th, 1994  Chap 11, 16, & 17  
 Management Principles and Functions  Ivanevich, Donnelly, Gibson  BPI Irwin  Homewood  IL  4th, 1989  Chap 3, 4, & 14  
 Mastering Decision Making    Nat'l Institute of Business Mgmt  NY  NY  1991  Introduction  
 Managing  Pierce and Dunham  Little, Brown, Scott, Foresman  Glenview  IL    Chap 7, 13, & 14  
 5 US Code 2301 Merit System              
 Supervisor's Guide to Federal Labor Relations  Reisch & Smith  FPMI Communications  Huntsville  AL  2nd  Chap 4  
 Management  Bartel & Martin  Irwin/McGraw Hill  NY  NY  3rd, 1991  Chap 5, 9, & 10  ISBN 0-07-005722-2
 Personnel Management in Government  Schafritz, Hyde, Rosenbloom  Marcel Dekker, Inc.  NY  NY  3rd, 1981  Chap 13  
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