Master of Public Administration (MPA)
First Committee Member
Dr. Soonhee Kim, Chair
Second Committee Member
Dr. Lee Bernick
Third Committee Member
Dr. William Thompson
Fourth Committee Member
Dr. Craig Walton
Number of Pages
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a fast growing institution and is the largest public university in Nevada. However, it cannot create its own rules for the administration of its classified personnel system. Many large public universities possess this ability and function independently. This is in direct contrast to the traditional role of other state agencies and the administration of civil service rules for their classified personnel. This paper addresses the prevalence of independent classified personnel systems in public universities and presents a review of current movements in that direction. The paper also presents a case study of an independent classified personnel system of a public university. At the conclusion of this paper, implications of a possible move by UNLV toward an independent system are examined.
Civil service positions — Classification; Universities and colleges – Employees; University of Nevada; Las Vegas – Employees
Education | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Work, Economy and Organizations
Mueller, John H., "Is it time for UNLV to reform its classified personnel system?" (2003). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 409.