This article is a case study of a regional level government administration unit. Its objective is to show that mistakes in the applied personnel policy of the analyzed office may contribute to a drop in employee motivation to work as well as in employee project involvement. Thus, existing HRM policies foster the unfavorable attitude of unit officers, reinforcing the negative stereotype of the public administration employee. The article begins with a description of the influence of intangible aspects, such as changes on the national and regional political scene, on human resource management in government administration. The next part of the case study presents an analysis of HRM fields such as recruitment, remuneration, assessment, training, and development. The study was conducted on the basis of both internal office information and legal acts governing the civil service. The article ends with a summary containing conclusions and recommendations that might be useful in rebuilding the image of government administration employees.