OECD Reviews of Human Resource Management in Government: Brazil 2010

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This review of human resource management (HRM) in the federal government of Brazil provides a detailed diagnosis of the management of government employees, and solutions for improving it. The assessments and the recommendations are based on the lessons learned from the experience of OECD member countries. 

This review assesses whether: the federal government is managing the size, skills, and competencies of its workforce in a sustainable manner; the HRM system in government is strategic and performance oriented; there is a balance between the flexibility and consistency of HRM practices; the values promoted by the government are consistent with management rules and practices.

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Strengthening human resource management reform in the Brazilian federal government

In order to design and implement human resource management reforms successfully, governments must analyse a number of structural conditions. Considering the experience of OECD countries, this chapter discusses three elements that will have an impact on the success of the Brazilian civil service reforms: ensuring consistency between traditional values and the values embedded in the legislation and human resource management (HRM) tools; adapting the capacity of the central HRM department to empower it to conduct strategic human resource management and have a clear division of responsibilities between the central HRM department and the HRM units in ministries and agencies; and making HRM reforms consistent with other government reforms like budgeting and strategic organisational management.

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