Public Employment and Management 2023

Towards a More Flexible Public Service

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This is the second edition of a regular publication on public employment and management issues. This edition explores the theme of flexibility in the public service workforce through the angles of workforce mobility, learning and development, and flexible working arrangements. It presents comparative data and analysis as well as country-specific case studies to help governments design and embed greater flexibility. This report also features a synthesis of the OECD review of public service leadership and capability in the Brazilian Federal Public Service. Taken together, the insights of this edition can help guide and shape flexible work practices for a high-performing public service.

English Also available in: French

Strategic mobility in the public service

Mobility is the movement of public servants between jobs, organisations or even sectors. A healthy level of mobility helps public services achieve strategic objectives by allocating workforce skills and competencies to emerging priorities, while also enabling public servants to build needed skills through varied and exciting careers. This chapter looks at the elements needed to ensure mobility is used effectively, and presents new OECD data on the use of mobility tools and programmes in OECD countries.

English Also available in: French


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