The Expansion of 'Charitable Choice' and 'Faith-Based Initiatives': Human Resource Management Implications for Nonprofit Organizations
Review of Public Personnel Administration, 23(2):154-168, 2003
16 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2014
Date Written: January 30, 2003
The purpose of this article is to analyze the implications of the expansion of “charitable choice” legislation and the introduction of “faith-based initiatives” on human resource management issues in nonprofit organizations, particularly those organizations that are affiliated with religious congregations. Experience with state-level equivalent programs and some limited experience with federal programs have generated a number of court cases that demonstrate both the nature of the concerns opponents of such programs have and the limits still faced by those taking advantage of public contracting opportunities under various faith-based initiatives.
Keywords: human resource management, nonprofit organization, faithbased initiative, charitable choice, Civil Rights Act of 1964, First Amendment
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