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Redrawing the Lines

Service Commissions and the Delegation of Personal Management

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This publication discusses the difficulties of personnel management in the public sector and explores possible solutions. 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 in governments’ and Commissions’ views on public service management issues and it explores options for achieving change.

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Common Directions for Change

At the time of drafting the constitution for independence, in most former colonies the public service was fairly small and performed a relatively limited set of functions. This situation has changed dramatically. Public service management now faces pressures from five directions.

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