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Public Servants as Partners for Growth

Toward a Stronger, Leaner and More Equitable Workforce

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Public Servants as Partners for Growth:Toward a Stronger, Leaner and More Equitable Workforce compiles the main policy lessons of the work of the Public Employment and Management Network of the Public Governance Committee on reallocation of the public workforce, managing competencies, and fostering diversity. Its basic underpinning is that for the public service to make a contribution and underpin the economic recovery and growth it requires modernising its governance structures. Civil service systems are at public management’s core; hence they are central to governmental effectiveness. In the current context, countries need to ensure that the public workforce is motivated and committed to delivery, and produce change, despite the need for pay restraints and redundancies. Investments in the quality of people management, strategic workforce planning, competencies and diversity of the public workforce are critical to make it more competent, flexible and adaptable in order to have a competitive, innovative and inclusive public sector. Governments have to maintain and improve the capacity of the public service while at the same time producing savings. The key issue is seeing the public workforce as an asset and not as a cost.

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Public Servants as Partners for Growth – Toward a Stronger, Leaner, and More Equitable Workforce is intended to assist the ongoing evolution of public service across the OECD. It takes a close look at the issues involved in member countries attempting to make their management of the public workforce more efficient, more effective, fairer and more dynamic as a response to the current economic and financial crises. The volume draws on the recent work of the OECD Public Employment and Management Network – PEMN – on restructuring the government workforce, competency management, and diversity policies carried out over the past two years.

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