Human Resources Management in Public Sector

785 Human Resources Management in Public Sector

  • Study programme and level: University degree programme Public sector governance 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 15
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Jernej Buzeti, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • understands the importance of human resource management area for the functioning of public administration
  • testing different methods and techniques of HRM
  • develop the skills of promotion and application of knowledge in this subject area in public administration.


  • ability to understand different HRM models in the organization
  • ability to design a HRM model in a particular organization of public administration
  • content methods and techniques of HRM.

2. Content

  • Introducing HRM
  • HRM in public sector
  • Ethics in public sector
  • Work Design and Job Analysis
  • Core HRM processes and functions
  • Work Performance
  • The system of salaries and bonuses in the public administration
  • Training and Developing HR
  • Employee motivation
  • Health and safety
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Managing HR and HR in a changing world

3. Readings

  • Armstrong Michael, Taylor Stephen: Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management. Kogan Page, London, 2014.
  • Boxall, P.,Purcell,J. Wright, P.: Human resource management, Oxford university press 2007
  • Brejc, M.: Ljudje in organizacija v javni upravi, 2.dopolnjena izdaja, Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana 2004
  • Stare, J. (ur.) (2012). Izzivi in priložnosti zdravega delovnega okolja. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo Univerze v Ljubljani.

4. Intended learning outcomes

The student understands the importance of human resource management in public administration and the unique position of public servants. He knows and understands the theory behind the field of human resources.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • lecture
  • practical work
  • seminar
  • coursework
  • (group) presentation
  • case study
  • problem based learning
  • e-learning
  • individual tutorial

6. Assessment

  • Written (and/or oral) examination, may be conducted also with two term examinations (condition: positive evaluation of the exam / both term examinations)
  • Active participation (individual and/or group work, e-learning, test, essay) course work (seminar work, project work, oral presentation of work)

Final assessment of the course is the sum of the time commitments (oral exam, written exam) and other partial estimates of commitments for this period.