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Rex L. Facer II (Ph.D. The University of Georgia) is Associate Professor of Public Management in the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School where he teaches in the Master of Public Administration program. Facer currently serves on the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration. President Obama appointed Facer to the Federal Salary Council where he served from 2010-2017. 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 lectures and consults nationally and internationally on human resource management issues. His published research has appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals. His current research focuses primarily on public sector compensation practices and alternative work schedules. Facer was recently appointed by Governor Spencer Cox to chair the Utah Independent Redistricting Commission.

Group Affiliations

  • American Society for Public Administration — 1993

Selected Publications

  • "Utah County Good Governance Advisory Board Report", Utah County, Provo, Utah, 2019
  • "Getting It Right: How and Why We Should Compare Federal and Private Sector Compensation", Public Administration Review, Edition 6, Volume 72, Pages 784-785, American Society for Public Administration, Washington DC, 2012
  • "Compressed workweeks: Strategies for successful implementation", Public Personnel Management, Edition 3, Volume 41, 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, Pages 322-340, 2010
  • "Four day workweeks: Current Research and Practice", Connecticut Law Review, Edition 4, Volume 42, 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, Pages 166-177, Sage, 2008


  • Spanish

BYU Citizenship

  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee — Committee/Council Member — August 2016

Professional Citizenship

  • Utah Independent Redistricting Commission, Committee/Council Chair, February 2021
  • American Society for Public Administration, Board Member, March 2020
  • Astana Civil Service Hub -- United Nations Development Programme, Officer (specify in Other), May 2013
  • Review of Public Personnel Administration, Editorial Review Board Member, September 2009
  • American Society for Public Administration, Board Member, March 2018–March 2020
  • Utah County Advisory Board for Good Governance, Other, February 2019–June 2019
  • United States Federal Salary Council, Committee/Council Member, October 2010–January 2018
  • COPRA, NASPAA's Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation, Committee/Council Chair, August 2011–August 2012