Monday, 24 September 2012

International Experience in Personnel Administration


  1. A legally enforceable code of conduct setting out the standards of behaviour expected of those working in the public service.
  2. Specific provisions to affirm the merit principle, prohibiting patronage and favouritism.
  3. Giving all the rights, duties and powers of an employer to the heads of the agencies, with authority to engage, terminate and determine the employment terms in respect of their APS (Australia Public Service) personnel.
  4. The public service values underline the requirement of the APS to be responsive to the government-of-the-day in providing frank, honest, comprehensive, accurate and timely advice and in implementing the government’s policies.
  5. A Senior Executive Service (SES), the leadership cadre of the APS, was created in 1984 to make the civil service at senior levels more open, mobile and competitive, and to achieve a greater degree of management leadership in development and placement of senior staff .All SES vacancies are open to applicants from outside the civil service as well as to serving civil servants.

In case of recurring under-performance, the agencies terminate the employment of these employees, reduce their classification or assign them to other duties.

Source: ARCII- Report on Refurbishing Personnel Administration.

1 comment:

  1. In case of New Zealand, there is complete autonomization of Civil Services. The Chief Executives of the departments have the complete freedom to choose personnel. The chief executives are responsible to the Political Head.
    In Japan, The pay is fixed by a survey of private companies and a person stays in the same department throughout his life. Promotions are there but highly intense competition.
    Singapore, goes to NTU and NUS to select graduates. Students are selected from top 200 of the colleges and trained for 2 years. The Salaries are comparable to private sector as they are hired from college (to attract the best talent). The promotions are quick and the average age is 45 years of the top executives.