An Assessment of Employee Handbooks of Large, Mid-sized, and Small Texas State Agencies




Garcia, Neftali J

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This study is an assessment that is based on a research study completed by Rebecca E. Short titled "A Content Analysis of State Employee Handbooks" (Southwest Texas State Applied Research Project, 1997). Like the Short (1997) study, there are three purposes to this research. The first purpose is to survey the available literature and establish an "ideal type" for the information that should be contained in an employee handbook. The second purpose is to assess both quantitatively and qualitatively the information contained in a sample of Texas state agency employee handbooks. Third, is to make recommendations on how to improve state agency employee handbook.


An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Southwest Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Fall 2002.


state agencies, Texas, employee handbooks, content analysis, Public Administration


Garcia, N. J. (2002). An assessment of employee handbooks of large, mid-sized, and small Texas state agencies. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.


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