Privatization and Human Resources Management: Some Equity Challenges - The Case of the City of Tampa
Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, Fall 2009
8 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2014
Date Written: 2009
Many state and local governments must reduce operating costs. To do so, some are reducing their workforces by privatizing services. In the City of Tampa, the mayor recommended the possible layoff of janitorial and security employees. City council members were concerned that the lowest wage employees comprised mostly of racial minorities would be hardest hit. This case study discusses the challenges when the value of lower cost services collide with social equity and social representation.
Keywords: layoffs, social equity social representation, human resources management
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