OECD Reviews of Human Resource Management in Government: Brazil 2010

Federal Government

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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.

English Also available in: Portuguese


Workforce planning and management

Good workforce planning is a characteristic of modern and dynamic human resource management. This chapter analyses the main strengths and windows of opportunity of workforce planning in the Brazilian federal government, in the light of the experience of OECD countries. The discussion includes: the size and costs of the workforce in the federal government; the accounting methodology of public employees and their costs; the challenges for proper strategic workforce planning; the promotion of a whole-ofgovernment approach for increasing efficiency and reducing the costs of the public workforce; the pay-setting process as part of the cost management strategy; the role of the unions in setting employment conditions; the need to adjust the public service to an ageing society and workforce; the modernisation of the public service pension system; and the promotion of diversity as a strategy to ensure the right competences and skills in the public service.

English Also available in: Portuguese

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