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Author(s)  Eugenijus Chlivickas 
  Training Centre of the Ministry of Finance
Vilnius  Lithuania
Eugenijus Chlivickas 
 
Paper Name  Human resource development in the public financial sector of Central and Eastern Europe
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The article provides findings of the research into human resource system development tendencies in the public financial sector of Eastern and Central European countries. Analysis of means and methods or public administration development strategy implementation suggests that the issue lacks systematic approach and public financial sector employee training as well as public financial sector employee’s experience is not properly oriented to achievement of the goals of the public financial sector reform.
In the coming years separate components of public administration system improvement are going to receive much attention in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The strategy envisages rationalization of the structure of state government bodies and modernizing their organizational structure. It also aims to analyze the potential for improving the system of public financial sector institutions and rationalizing function and task division between public and private sectors. Furthermore, it proposes to improve methodology of public financial sector strategic planning and regulation of public financial sector employees, and to streamline decision-making procedures in all public financial institutions.
The research established that quality management methods would be employed to improve the quality of public services provided by public administration institution. Much attention will be paid to studies of other countries’ best practice, data base of the best practice will be created and procedure for selecting samples of the best practice will be established.
The strategy provides for improvement of government through its decentralization and deconcentration. It envisages means for development of local self-government that is beneficial both to citizens and the State. The strategy aims to organize systematic training of public financial sector employees and work out guidelines for and methods of their administrative capacity enhancement.
A separate group of strategic goals and objectives is made up of issues related to improvement of public service accessibility and service quality. It is proposed to increase efficiency and transparency of decision taking in the public financial sector and to employ safe information technologies for service delivery.
The research shows that all the established goals and objectives are important and significant. However, from the perspective of human resource system they are not properly coordinated, neither horizontally or vertically. And that leads to assumption that the strategy fails to create necessary preconditions for developing human resource system in the public financial sector and for achieving the goals of the reform.
In order to tackle successfully all the problematic issues the article proposes to employ a methodologically grounded model of human resource system that provides for monitoring of the human resource state, revealing problems in relation to system improvement and setting goals and priorities of the development strategy. A number of means for the model implementation are proposed, the main one being creation of a system of continuous qualification improvement of public financial sector employees.
The article argues that the accumulated experience can be successfully used in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe due to the fact that it creates necessary preconditions for state service efficiency increase and successful implementation of challenges of the public financial sector reform.