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In 2020 Estonian
Ministry of Finance
launched an initiative to
increase civil service
attractiveness through
strategic set of...
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Strategy for Public
Governance Renewal
2020-2030
The strategy includes
the shared goals of
public governance...
info
Greening the European
Commission
This summer, the
European Commission
will be launching its
policy to implement...
info
Strengthening in-house
central governmental
analytical capabilities:
The Danish government
has decided to expand
existing analytical...
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EIPA hosts since its
inception in the year
2000, the European Caf
resource center. EIPA is
fully committed to
contribute to the...
info
Training and
development system of
Czech civil servants is
currently being
improved. An e-learning
for cross-sectional...
info
DG Recruitment and
Development of the FPS
BOSA - the HR partner of
the federal government -
organises online
selection interviews...
info
The Public
Administration and
Personnel Department,
under the Ministry of
Finance, is in the
process to introduce a...
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In view of the COVID-19
restrictions and the
ongoing digitization in
the civil service, a new
design of online tests for
assessing candidates...
For its civil servants on
the federal level,
Germany recently
introduced long-term
working time accounts –
a relatively minor step...
info
Legislation on
teleworking in the
Greek Public Sector
The Covid-19 pandemic
set the grounds for the
Ministry of the Interior...
info
As the French public
service must constantly
adapt for attracting the
best profiles, improving
recruitment and
attractiveness has...
info
Issue 1, March 2021
Austria
Czech
Republic
Belgium
Denmark
Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece
European
Commission
EIPA
Cyprus
POLAND – network of
ethics advisors in the
civil service
Inspired by the OECD
Recommendation on
Public Integrity, in...
info
PE On - Online Public
Employment
The goal of this project,
to be implemented in
the second half of 2021,
is to provide a digital...
info
Maltese Public Service
values people who
ultimately are a unique
resource. It is in this
spirit that the Public
Service has embarked...
info
On 11 December 2020,
the Seimas of the
Republic of Lithuania
approved the
programme of the
eighteenth...
info
The Ministry for
Digitalisation and the
Government IT Center of
Luxembourg have
launched a GovTech Lab
in order to accelerate...
info
AIM: Improve the assis-
tant service for children
with disabilities
WHO: The Ministry of
Welfare and the State
Chancellery's...
info
HR Operating Model
(HROM) project:
The HROM project is a
key action under the first
Irish People Strategy for
the Civil Service...
info
The initiative
“Competenze digitali per
la PA”(Digital skills for
Public Administration)
aims at promoting
digital skills’...
infoinfo
To save enterprises
affected by the
pandemic wage subsidy
was introduced in the
tourism sector and for
leisure services. Due to...
The Government office of
the Slovak republic is
preparing the reform in
the remuneration and
leadership in the civil
service. The aims of...
info
Tackling the HR
challenges in the
public administration
Ageing and talent
management in public
administration will be...
info
The National Agency of
Civil Servants (Romania)
implemented between
2017 and 2020 the
project "ETHICS -
Efficiency...
info
Ireland Italy
Malta
Luxembourg
Romania
Portugal
Slovakia Slovenia
Poland
LithuaniaLatvia
Four Swedish central
government agencies
provide local services
through 117 local service
offices managed by The
National Government...
infoinfo
The Directorate
General for Public
Governance is active in
promoting quality and
fostering innovation
The 14th call for the...
info
In designing various
flexible forms of work,
the Swiss Federal
Council pursues an
integral approach that
supports an optimal...
Switzerland
info
New Institution Quality
Index Assessment
Methodology
The Government of the
Republic of North
Macedonia adopted...
The
Republic
of North
Macedonia
Sweden
Spain
Hungary
EUPAN eNews
In view of the COVID-19 restrictions
and the ongoing digitization in the civil
service, a new design of online tests for
assessing candidates during recruitment
processes was implemented. Candidates
should no longer necessarily have to appear
in person and take tests on site. As a first
stage applicants’ complete tests
unsupervised at home. In order to provide a
valid, diagnostic basis of comparison, all
candidates who are considered in the further
selection process complete an in-house
supervised retest to verify their online test
result.
Austria
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DG Recruitment and Development of the FPS
BOSA - the HR partner of the federal
government - organises online selection
interviews. In doing so, DG R&O is responding
to new developments on the labour market
and to the expectations of clients. On 4
August 2020, the new regulations were
published in the Belgian Official Journal and
since then more than 2,500 online selection
interviews have been conducted. About 600
selection consultants have been trained
and manuals are available for consultants
and candidates. The first results of a global
survey indicate a high level of satisfaction
among both candidates and selectors. More
information: https://www.selor.be/fr/
Belgium
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The Public Administration and Personnel
Department, under the Ministry of Finance, is
in the process to introduce a new
performance appraisal system to be used for
development and promotion purposes in
order to make the performance appraisal
procedure and the promotion mechanism
more transparent, fair, skill-based and
effective. At the same time, some
modifications are being promoted to
introduce new tools, such as the Assessment
Centres, for the evaluation of candidates to fill
the civil service promotion posts.
Cyprus
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Training and development system of Czech
civil servants is currently being improved. An
e-learning for cross-sectional topics is
prepared, as well as introduction of standard
for compulsory training linked to the key
administrative tasks. Also a common central
database of completed training of all civil
servants is created in order to prevent
possible repetition of training activities in
case of civil servant´s assignment to another
service posts in another service authority.
Czech
Republic
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Strengthening in-house central
governmental analytical capabilities:
The Danish government has decided to
expand existing analytical capacity in order to
supply central governmental agencies with
high quality analyses that otherwise typically
would have been outsourced to private
consulting bureaus to conduct. Examples of
such would be budget and spending reviews,
surveys of all sorts, project management,
strategic counseling, business intelligence to
mention a few. The initiative ultimately aims
to secure sound and efficient public
governance.
Denmark
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EIPA hosts since its inception in the year
2000, the European CAF resource center. EIPA
is fully committed to contribute to the
implementation of the new CAF 2020 in the
national organisations, notably in the context
of the EU ‘RECOVER’ and ‘REFORM’ agenda. A
new manager is since February this year in
charge of coordinating the Center. Do not
hesitate to contact us for any assistance and
to submit your CV to be part of our network.
Call for experts: European CAF Resource
Centre - EIPA.
EIPA
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Greening the European Commission
This summer, the European Commission will
be launching its policy to implement the
objectives of the Green Deal as a public
administration and become climate-neutral
by 2030. The biggest gains will be achieved
via reducing office space, relocating to
energy-efficient and low-carbon buildings,
and reducing business trips and physical
attendance at meetings and events.
European
Commission
EUPAN eNews
In 2020 Estonian Ministry of Finance launched
an initiative to increase civil service
attractiveness through strategic set of
employer branding activities. The project
covered media and social media
communication to build general public
awareness, handbook on employer branding
with best practices from public sector, and a
set of visual materials (infographics, icons
and illustrations, job advertisement templates
etc) to support targeted communication.
Estonia
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Strategy for Public Governance Renewal
2020-2030
The strategy includes the shared goals of
public governance, which direct government
renewal and joint action in the coming
decade. Seven policy areas are a tool for
public governance leadership, management,
developers and staff to guide and prioritize
activities.
Open Government Strategy 2030
The strategy includes a long-term vision and
key priorities for open government. The vision
and priorities provide guidelines for the
preparation and implementation of open
government action plans.
Finland
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As the French public service must constantly
adapt for attracting the best profiles,
improving recruitment and attractiveness has
been defined as political priority. Concrete
actions are being implemented such as:
- Dedicated measures for attracting young
talents[1];
- A dedicated website[2];
- The promotion of best practices on
recruitment[3] and onboarding[4];
- The development of a state employer
brand;
In 2021 we will focus on the attractiveness of
the territorial level.
France
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For its civil servants on the federal level,
Germany recently introduced long-term
working time accounts – a relatively minor
step designed to enhance the attractiveness
of work in the public sector without incurring
new costs. Civil servants may save hours of
overtime in a long-term account on a
voluntary basis. The time credit does not
expire within the year but can be used for
sabbaticals (up to three months) or to reduce
regular working hours later on – be it to
perform care duties or for one’s personal
development. The new accounts afford civil
servants flexibility over a longer period of time
and across different stages in life.
Germany
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Legislation on teleworking in the Greek
Public Sector
The Covid-19 pandemic set the grounds for
the Ministry of the Interior to regulate
teleworking in the Greek public
administration. A draft law proposal has been
already prepared and shall be submitted for
public consultation. The new legal framework,
which shall also be implemented during
non-urgent times, constitutes innovation, and
renders the public sector more modern and
adaptive to a constantly changing
environment.
Greece
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To save enterprises affected by the pandemic
wage subsidy was introduced in the tourism
sector and for leisure services. Due to further
restrictions until the 22nd of March, this
program is also extended. Subsidies are paid
in advance, and by this time 39,7 billion
Forints (108,9 million Euros) out of the
applied 41,5 billion Forints (113,5 million
Euros) were successfully transferred. As of
today, almost 16 thousand employers have
applied for the wage subsidies covering more
than 105 thousand employees.
Hungary
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HR Operating Model (HROM) project:
The HROM project is a key action under the
first Irish People Strategy for the Civil Service
(2017-2020). It aims to enable organisations
to:
- Be an employer of choice;
- Build the workforce of the future;
- Build, support and value managers as
people developers.
Phase 1 of the project involved its review in
2019, and phase 2 starting in May 2021 with
three pilot organisations will design, test and
implement the recommendations from the
phase 1.
Ireland
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The initiative “Competenze digitali per la
PA”(Digital skills for Public Administration)
aims at promoting digital skills’
self-assessment and mapping in the public
sector on the basis of a Syllabus describing
the minimum set of basic digital skills and
abilities common to all civil servants who are
not ICT specialists. The goal is to foster
propensity to change and innovation in public
administration. As a result of the web-based
skills assessment, public employees can
access targeted training to address the
weaknesses identified.
Italy
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AIM: Improve the assistant service for children
with disabilities
WHO: The Ministry of Welfare and the State
Chancellery's Innovation Laboratory held the
innovation laboratory sprint.
PROCESS:
- Design thinking method was used to find a
solution.
- Parents, caregivers, assistants, NGO,
service providers, representatives of the
Ministry participated.
OUTCOME: 4 possible prototypes that have
the potential to improve the efficiency of
service provision. Next stage – testing in the
target audiences.
Latvia
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On 11 December 2020, the Seimas of the
Republic of Lithuania approved the
programme of the eighteenth Government of
the Republic of Lithuania presented by the
Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania
Ingrida Šimonytė.
Rapid technological development, the
growing need for modern and accessible
public services for citizens and businesses,
the need to address the increasingly complex
challenges and crises in a professional
manner, and the inert functioning of the
public sector call for fundamental
reassessment and overhaul of the public
sector ecosystem – services, institutions,
processes, and people.
Lithuania
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The Ministry for Digitalisation and the
Government IT Center of Luxembourg have
launched a GovTech Lab in order to accelerate
innovation in public services. The first
initiative, a call for solutions called “Bye Bye
Robots” is presently being run. Five teams
have been selected and given a clear mission:
develop a functional prototype of their
solution. Besides the call for solutions
targeting the private sector, the GovTech Lab
also aims to create a culture of innovation
within the public sector.
Luxembourg
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Maltese Public Service values people who
ultimately are a unique resource. It is in this
spirit that the Public Service has embarked on
another initiative focusing on its people and
their wellbeing. Through the People360
project, a group of centrally managed People
Managers are responsible to outreach and
support public officers and address their
wellbeing holistically. People360 is in
harmony with the People Strategy of the
Maltese Public Service which aims to nurture
employee wellbeing and sustain talent
retention, whilst empowering people to
deliver a service of excellence.
Malta
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POLAND – network of ethics advisors in the
civil service
Inspired by the OECD Recommendation on
Public Integrity, in 2017 the Head of Civil
Service established a network of ethics and
integrity advisors serving in key government
offices. The aim was to strengthen the culture
of integrity by providing a forum for advisors
to consult and share best practices, thereby
supporting them in strengthening their
competence and knowledge. After more than
3 years of active collaboration, the network
has fully achieved its objectives, continuously
contributing to strengthening the integrity
culture.
Poland
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PE On - Online Public Employment
The goal of this project, to be implemented in
the second half of 2021, is to provide a digital
platform for managing public job offers and
dematerialised common competition
procedure in Public Administration.
This platform will allow citizens to consult
and apply to public job offers, digitally, and
organisations to manage offers, including
applications and recruitment reserves,
candidate’s notification, and information
reuse.
It will also allow dashboards and reports
creation, in real time, of the progress and
holding of competitions, contributing to the
process’s effectiveness, efficiency and
transparency.
Portugal
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The National Agency of Civil Servants
(Romania) implemented between 2017 and
2020 the project "ETHICS - Efficiency,
Transparency and Interest in Administrative
Conduct”. The main activities:
- public consultations
- training sessions
- proposals to improve legislation
- a communication strategy in the field of
ethics
In addition, NACS published an analysis of
the evolution of the legal framework related to
ethics in public administration which also
analyses the results obtained following public
consultations carried out through the
project.(https://tinyurl.com/cqomjuzi).
Romania
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The Government office of the Slovak republic
is preparing the reform in the remuneration
and leadership in the civil service. The aims of
the reform are:
- Build a modern and effective remuneration
system
- Link remuneration to career growth and
development
- Open a discussion on the importance of
motivation and non-financial benefits
- Support the concept of leadership and
potential leadership
- Build a system for finding and supporting
talents
- Strengthen the education of leaders and
talents.
Slovakia
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Tackling the HR challenges in the public
administration
Ageing and talent management in public
administration will be the leading topic of the
Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council 2021
in the field of public employment
management.
For this purpose, together with OECD,
Slovenia has prepared a questionnaire to
examine which tools in the field of managing
older employees and talents are used by
Member States. Upon the outcomes, we are
going to prepare trends, promising practices
and recommendations for effective ageing
and talent management for all state
members.
Slovenia
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The Directorate General for Public
Governance is active in promoting quality
and fostering innovation
The 14th call for the Public Management
Quality and Innovation Awards is open. The
novelty is that the Innovation and Citizenship
Awards include in the evaluation criteria the
initiatives carried out in the context of the
pandemic by COVID.
The innovation working group of the
Inter-administrative Network has been
reactivated, working on outlining a Public
Innovation Strategy and on launching an
Observatory of Good Innovative Practices.
Spain
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Four Swedish central government agencies
provide local services through 117 local
service offices managed by The National
Government Service Centre. These four
agencies are responsible for taxes,
administration of social insurance, pensions
and public employment services, respectively.
A recent public inquiry suggested that 28
more local service offices should be created.
The inquiry also suggested that four more
agencies should be part of the local service
offices. These four agencies provide service
related to student funding, debts and
transports.
Sweden
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In designing various flexible forms of work,
the Swiss Federal Council pursues an integral
approach that supports an optimal
combination of the three dimensions: people,
technology and infrastructure. One of the
objectives followed by the Federal Council is
to revise various articles in the Federal
Ordinances on the Personnel of the Swiss
Confederation applying to forms of work,
working hours, health protection and the
reimbursement of expenses. This revision is
currently under way and should be finished by
this summer.
Switzerland