• 12-June-2009

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    Modernising the Civil Service (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, June 2009)

    In many countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the reform and modernisation of their public administrations since the transition began has been likened to the “Europeanisation” of their institutions. Institutional approximation to the EU requires a new body of national legislation substantially in line with EC-law. Read more...

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  • 12-June-2009

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    The Management of the Civil Service: European Models (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, April 2009)

    The aim of this paper is to discuss a number of common features concerning the institutionalisation of the civil service management by drawing a typology of management set ups that can be found in EU Member States. A clear distinction is to be made between consolidated civil service systems of EU-15 and the civil services of countries that acceded to the EU in 2004 and 2007.

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  • 12-June-2009

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    Attractiveness of the Public Service: A Matter of Good Public Governance (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, June 2009)

    The attractiveness of the public service is very contextual and depends on the social economic and political realities of a country. In OECD countries the most cited elements for attractiveness are job stability, a relatively decent salary and relatively fair and transparent working conditions in terms of respect for the social rights of civil servants. Read more...

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  • 11-March-2009

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    Civil Service Training Systems in the Western Balkans Region (ReSPA, December 2008)

    Here's a comparative overview of the Civil Service Training Systems in the Western Balkans, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/99).

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  • 31-May-2007

    English, PDF, 164kb

    Performance Related Pay in the Public Service in OECD and EU Member States, (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, April 2007)

    Are performance measurement and performance related pay in the civil service working in practice? How have OECD countries used such technique? Does performance related pay have an effect on increasing the motivation of civil servants? Read more...

  • 30-April-2005

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    Classifications and Career Development in the German Foreign Service (Anke Freibert, SIGMA, 2005)

    SIGMA prepared this paper at the request of the Macedonian authorities in December 2004. It sets out the German Foreign Service's framework, staff, and organisation and funding, as well as the reform process.

  • 1-January-2003

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    Liabilities and Discipline of Civil Servants, (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, 2003)

    This paper clarifies essential issues to be taken into account when regulating liabilities of and disciplinary provisions for civil servants and public employees in a public administration governed by the rule of law.

  • 30-September-2002

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    Building a Civil Service System (Francisco Cardona, 2002)

    This short report focuses on the main policy options and instruments to build up a civil service system. It reflects on the essential problems in need of being tackled by those Central and Eastern European countries working with SIGMA.

  • 30-June-1998

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    Structural Elements for Recruitment in European Civil Service Systems (Francisco Cardona, SIGMA, 1998)

    The recruitment procedures set up in the EU Member countries’ civil service systems attempt to combine two principles that, in some cases, are required by the constitution of the country.

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