Public personnel management may be seen as the continuous interaction among fundamental values that often conflict.
in order to promote responsive government, elected officials are authorized to fill a certain number of exempt positions through political appointment
Organizational efficiency and effectiveness reflect the desire to maximize the ratio of inputs to outputs in any management process.
This means that decisions about who to hire, reassign, or promote should be based on applicants’ and employees’ competencies, rather than political loyalty.
Individual right emphasizes that individual citizens will be protected from unfair actions of government officials.
social equity is concerned with employment preferences based on membership in a protected class or group.