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Description of HR Certificate Program Modules

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Module 1 - Public Sector HR Basics
Module 2 - Recruitment
Module 3 - Selection
Module 4 - Classification/Compensation
Module 5 - Benefits
Module 6 - Labor & Employee Relations
Module 7 - EEO & Diversity
Module 8 - Organizational Development

Module 1 - Public Sector HR Basics

This module describes the practice of human resources management in the public sector environment. The private and public sectors can differ in important ways from the laws that govern employees to the roles that are required of a public sector practitioner. This is an important module for anyone interested in working for or with a government employer.


Module 2 - Recruitment

This module provides a comprehensive overview of the recruitment function from developing a strategy to conducting background investigations and negotiating with prospective employees. The module also includes a section on evaluating recruitment strategies.


Module 3 - Selection

Selection in the public sector differs greatly from the private sector. Merit system principles often apply requiring a high level of transparency. This module covers selection from beginning to end including how to administer a test, creating and maintaining eligible lists, and how to handle the appeals process in the event of a challenge.


Module 4 - Classification/Compensation

This module provides a comprehensive look at classification and compensation in the public sector setting. Students will learn the basics of classification from concept to application, how to translate classification into compensation and different strategies.


Module 5 - Benefits

Students will learn about all types of benefits typically offered by employers including retirement, health, work/life programs, wellness programs and more. This module covers the laws governing benefits, trends and strategies in providing benefits and how to negotiate in a unionized environment.


Module 6 - Labor & Employee Relations

This module provides an overview of collective bargaining laws, models, and agreements. Students will learn about the collective bargaining process, outcomes, as well as discipline, grievances and the enforcement of agreements.


Module 7 - EEO & Diversity

Students will learn about EEO and diversity from recruitment and selection to manageming the employment relationship. An overview of relevant laws is provided, along with practical information on their application. Students will also learn about diversity programs and strategies.


Module 8 - Organizational Development

This module provides a comprehensive look at organizational development including employee development, performance management, progressive discipline, succession planning and how to use information technology to enhance service delivery.

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