Redrawing the Lines

Service Commissions and the Delegation of Personal Management

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Redrawing the Lines

Series Title: Managing the Public Service Strategies for Improvement Series
Publication date: 1 January 1996
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-461-9
Pages: 102

This publication examines the difficulties countries encounter when they retain a centralised model of personnel management in the public service, which can cause strained relationships between the key actors involved. Specifically, it looks at the decentralisation of personnel management, the implications this has for the role and powers of service commissions, and how commissions have responded to delegation proposals. It attempts to shed light on possible divergences between the views of governments and commissions on public service management issues, and explores options for achieving change. It includes a particular focus on small and island states within the Commonwealth, drawing comparisons with a broader range of countries.

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Common Directions for Change

Public Service Personnel Management

Delegation of Personnel Responsibilities

Different Perspectives on Delegation

Options for Change

A Blueprint for Success

An Overview

Appendix A: Distribution of Personnel Management Functions in Canada, Victoria (Australia), Gauteng Province (South Africa), Malta, Mauritius, Trinidad and Tobago, and Singapore
Appendix B: Analysis of the Degree of Delegation of Personnel Management Function
Appendix C: Facilitating Delegation of Personnel Management through Appropriate Selection Methodologies
Appendix D: The Public Service Commissions of the Commonwealth Caribbean: The Constitutional Context
Appendix E: List of Participants

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