Rex Facer

Rex Facer

Associate Professor of Public Finance and Management,
Public Management, Romney Institute of

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Biography

Rex L. Facer II (Ph.D. The University of Georgia) is Associate Professor of Public Management in the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management where he teaches in the Master of Public Administration program. President Obama appointed Facer to the Federal Salary Council in 2010. Facer previously served on NASPAA’s Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, including a term as chair. The commission is the accrediting body for master’s degree programs in public administration.
Professor Facer regularly lectures and consults nationally and internationally on human resource management and local public finance issues. His published research has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals. His current research focuses on public sector compensation practices, alternative work schedules, and local government finance.

Selected Publications

  • "Getting It Right: How and Why We Should Compare Federal and Private Sector Compensation", Public Administration Review, Edition 6, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 784-785, American Society for Public Administration, Washington DC, 2012.    
  • "Compressed workweeks: Strategies for successful implementation", Public Personnel Management, Edition 3, Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages 389-405, International Public Management Association for Human Resources, Alexandria, Virginia, Elizabeth Kirkland, 2012.    
  • "Alternative Work Schedules in Local Government: Cui Bono?", Review of Public Personnel Administration, Edition 3, Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 322-340, 2010.    
  • "Four day workweeks: Current Research and Practice", Connecticut Law Review, Edition 4, Volume 42, Issue 4, Pages 1031-1046, 2010.    
  • "Cities leading the way: The use of alternative work schedules", Municipal Year Book 2009, Pages 28-33, International City-County Management Association, Washington DC, 2009.    
  • "Alternative Work Schedules and Work-Family Balance: A Research Note", Review of Public Personnel Administration, Edition 2, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 166-177, Sage, 2008.    

Experience

    Government
    • Council Member, Federal Salary Council 2010

Languages

  • Spanish

Professional Citizenship

  • Federal Salary Council Committee/Council Member October, 2010
  • COPRA, NASPAA's Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation Committee/Council Chair August, 2011 - August, 2012

Presentations

  • Four day workweeks: Current Research and Practice - Brigham Young University - BYU OB/HR Conference - 2010
  • 4-Day/10-Hour Work Week: The Human Side of the Experience - - National Association of State Personnel Executives Annual Conference - 2009
  • Four-day Work Weeks: Current Research and Practice - - University of Connecticut Law School Symposium: Redefining Work: Exploring the Four-Day Work Week - 2009
  • Four-day Workweeks and other Alternative Work Schedules: Recent Research and Experience - - American Society for Public Administration - 2009
  • Alternative Work Schedules: Research Findings and Implications for Implementation - - Utah City Management Association Fall Conference - 2008
  • The Role of Mentoring in Public Service Career Advancement: A Preliminary Examination - - Midwest Political Science Association - 2008
  • Alternative Work Schedules and Work-Family Balance: An Assessment from a Growing Municipality - - Southeastern Conference on Public Administration - 2006