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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Human Resource Management in Public Administration


Application of human resources management to public administration, public bodies and local authorities


Human Resources Management and Development

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 5

Year | Type of course unit | Language

3 |Mandatory |Português



Recommended complementary curricular units

Human Resources Management


Labour Law

Professional Internship



1. Human Resource Management - from the Classic Model to the Management Model

2. Evolution of Human Resource Management in Portuguese Public Administration

3. Human Resource Management from a Comparative Perspective

4. Human Resource Management Policies

5. Individuals in the Organization: groups, leadership, motivation; organizational culture and climate, information and communication in organizations; power and conflict in public organizations

6. Recruitment and selection: open procedure and personnel contracts

7. Training and professional development

8. Professional careers

9. Performance evaluation

10. Pay systems in public administration

11. Management role in Public Administration

12. Forms of mobility and termination of employment relationships

13.Ethics, ethics and disciplinary status


The aim of this course is to give an overvew of the importance of HR in the Public Management process, highlighting the differences in relation to the private sector

Teaching methodologies and assessment

Teaching consists of exposure in class by the professor, complemented by students' presentations of their work, plus discussion of papers and practical cases.

The evaluation will consist of two written tests, each worth 35%, and a final, individual work, with a value of 30%. In the average of the two tests, students must obtain a classification of at least 10 values, and in none of them can they have a classification lower than 8 values.




  • Rocha, J.A. Oliveira (2021). Gestão de Recursos Humanos e Direito da Função Pública. Coimbra: Almedina.

Office Hours

Nome do docente  

Horário de atendimento


J.A. Oliveira Rocha

Quinta feira, 9h30-10h30

Sala dos professores