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Activities in 2014

Meeting of the Working Group on Civil Service
WG Programme Coordinators:

Patrycja Suwaj,  Head of Institute of Administrative Sciences, S. Staszic School of Public Administration in Bialystok, Poland, Executive Director of Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Poland
Hans Joachim Rieger, Head of Department, Member of the Board in DBB Academy, Germany, Director General in DBB Academie GmbH, Germany
 
Place:  The 22nd NISPAcee Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary
Date:  May 22-24, 2013

With an average of more than 15 – 20 participants in each session (except the last one – conflicting with a parallel penal) this working group was very good occupied.

The presenters and the participants were a good mixture coming from science and practice. This mixture of participants could also be observed in the presentations, were we had scientific findings and comparative studies as well as practical implementations and project reports.

Some participants join the group for years. That gives the chance for further development as well as specialization.

It was also visible that the working group hosts for a brought exchange of experts from various countries: Old EU member states representatives mixed with new EU member states experts, non EU member states experts, USA experts, and experts central and south Asian countries.

In the warming up the participants introduced themselves between each other and formulate expectations.

After a warming up to get a type of team spirit in the group we decided to have a 15min presentation and a 15 min discussion for each paper which was selected for presentation.

Under the main conference theme "Max Weber” in the WG "Public service” different topics were covered (in short)

  • Legal status of personnel
  • Administrative reforms and success factors
  • Human resources management
  • Gender
  • Innovative competencies
  • Civil service reform Afghanistan
  • Retirement factors
  • Labour market characteristics – private and public Sector employment
  • Public service succession pool
  • Job security
  • Impact of EU in CEE countries

A lot of new ideas especially from young professionals were always welcome and intensively discussed.

All papers had clear objectives and also some practical solutions. Some project reports were presented the third time so it was very interesting to follow the project result and the project implementation.

This presentation concept is should be taken into consideration by NISPAcee as an alternative presentation structure.

Most presentations improved very much: The presenters avoided a too broad history background discussion and came straight to their message and what to learn out of their findings.

Within the discussions we got already new ideas for the WG 2015 in Tiblisi. Also because of more and more overlapping content with new panels (see Saturday) and other working groups we decide to come back to the roots of this Workings Group:

  • Integrity Management

A linkage to an existing project in South caucasus countries will be taken into consideration.

 
 
Activities in 2013

Meeting of the Working Group on Civil Service
WG Programme Coordinators:

Patrycja Suwaj,  Head of Institute of Administrative Sciences, S. Staszic School of Public Administration in Bialystok, Poland, Executive Director of Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Poland
Hans Joachim Rieger, Head of Department, Member of the Board in DBB Academy, Germany, Director General in DBB Academie GmbH, Germany

Place: The 21st NISPAcee Annual Conference, Belgrade, Serbia
Date:  May 16-18, 2013
 
The topics of the working group for this year are linked to concepts of HR policy as general views on civil service in the EU; ethics, integrity management and leadership, professionalization, qualification, learning and teaching; reforms and instruments and specific aspects of civil service.
 
The Working Group seeks to start cross-countries discussion and encourage people from different countries with different backrounds to present and discuss carious models of Human REsources (HR), commonalities and difference among CEE states compared to Western countries. The goal is also to start practical input and experience exchange for the implementation of selected precise HR instruments in different countries and a critical analysis of their impact as well as new strategies in civil service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activities in 2012
 
Meeting of the Working Group on Civil Service
WG Programme Coordinators:

Patrycja Suwaj,  Head of Institute of Administrative Sciences, S. Staszic School of Public Administration in Bialystok, Poland, Executive Director of Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Poland
Hans Joachim Rieger,
Head of Department, Member of the Board in DBB Academy, Germany, Director General in DBB Academie GmbH, Germany

Place: The 20th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Date:  May 23-26, 2012
 
With an average of more than 15–20 participants in each session (with the exception of the last one) this working group was very busy. The presenters and the participants were a good mixture coming from both science and practice. This mixture of participants could also be observed in the presentations, where we had scientific findings and comparative studies as well as practical implementations and project reports.


In the warming-up phase, 4 teams were built to introduce themselves and formulate expectations. These expectations were documented with the meta plan technique. After a warming up session to install a team spirit in the group, we decided to have a 15-minute presentation and a 15-minute discussion of each paper which was selected for presentation.

 

Under the main conference theme "Public Administration East and West: Twenty years of development” in the WG on Civil service, different topics were covered:

All papers had clear objectives and also some practical solutions. Some project reports were presented for the third time so it was very interesting to follow the project results and implementation.

 

This presentation concept should be taken into consideration by NISPAcee as an alternative presentation structure.

The presentations were much improved: the presenters avoided a too broad historical background discussion and went straight to the point of their message and what could be learned from their findings.

 

Within the discussions, we received new ideas for the WG 2013 in Belgrade:

  • Staff satisfaction and motivation
  • Demography
  • Gender
Call for Papers 2012
 
 
Activities in 2011
 
Meeting of the Working Group on Civil Service
WG Programme Coordinators:

Patrycja Suwaj,  Head of Institute of Administrative Sciences, S. Staszic School of Public Administration in Bialystok, Poland, Executive Director of Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Poland
Hans Joachim Rieger,
Head of Department, Member of the Board in DBB Academy, Germany, Director General in DBB Academie GmbH, Germany

Place: The 19th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Varna, Bulgaria
DateMay 19-22, 2011
 
General: Civil Service models in the EU and CEE countries
Specific:HR policy and Instruments
 
 

During the first session, the discussion centred on how much impact a good legal framework has. It was also mentioned that the organisational know-how and the organisational culture are extremely relevant for the prevention of corruption and the improvement of integrity.

 

In the second session there were several presentations on comparative studies of different aspects of public service and change processes.

In the following sessions, different models and instruments of HR were presented, especially the role of leadership and the importance of leadership functions.

 

The topics of staff appraisals, performance related pay and performance management systems were highlighted. The Group members spoke about the positive and negative impacts of different approaches and practical solutions. The competence model, again specified for leaders in the public service, was the last topic on which we shared our opinions.

 
Call for Papers 2011
 
 
Activities in 2010
 
Meeting of the Working Group on Civil Service
WG Programme Coordinators:

Patrycja Suwaj,  Head of Institute of Administrative Sciences, S. Staszic School of Public Administration in Bialystok, Poland, Executive Director of Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Poland
Hans Joachim Rieger,
Head of Department, Member of the Board in DBB Academy, Germany, Director General in DBB Academie GmbH, Germany

Place: The 18th NISPAcee annual conference 2010, May, Warsaw, Poland
Date:  May 12-14, 2010
 

Theme: Civil Service models in CE; HR policy and instruments


With an average of more than 30 – 35 participants in each session, this working group was very large. The presenters and participants were a good mixture, coming from both science and practice. This combination of participants was also observed in the presentations, where we had scientific findings and comparative studies, as well as practical implementations and project reports.

 

After a warm-up in order to have some team spirit in the group, we decided to have a 15-minute presentation and a 15-minute discussion for each paper which was selected for presentation.

 

Under the main conference theme "Times of crisis” in the WG "Public service” different topics were covered.
• Salary system (i.e. linked to qualifications, linked to experience)
• Human resources management (i.e. retaining staff)
• Human resources policy
• Integrity and ethics in the Public Service (i.e. regulations, code of conduct, implementation, outcome)
• Structure and development of Schools for Public Administration (i.e. Marketing of Schools, private vs. state organisations, demand-oriented curricula)
• Human Resources Development (i.e. Performance Management system, staff appraisal system)
• Motivation of staff in the Public Service (i.e. questionnaires, results of interviews)
• Leadership
• Civil Service regulations


Our way forward is to keep the group going. In addition to the already working presentations, we plan, in the future, to produce guidelines for one selected topic every year.

 

In one session of the WG we will have:
1. Short introduction to the topic
2. Scientific background
3. Practical experience
4. Material, checklists, forms used in practice


Call for Papers 2010

 
 
Activities in 2009

Meeting of the Working Group on Civil Service
WG Programme Coordinators:

Patrycja Suwaj,  Head of Institute of Administrative Sciences, S. Staszic School of Public Administration in Bialystok, Poland, Executive Director of Polish Association for Public Administration Education, Poland
Hans Joachim Rieger,
Head of Department, Member of the Board in DBB Academy, Germany, Director General in DBB Academie GmbH, Germany

Place: 17th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Budva, Montenegro
Date: May 14-16, 2009

Theme: Civil Service Models in CEE; Training and Qualification in the Civil Service

 

The announced 2009 Working Group on Civil Service was the new WG within the NISPAcee. The WG  started cross-country discussions and encourage people from different countries, with different backgrounds, to present and discuss various models of civil service, commonalities and differences among CEE states compared to Western countries, qualification requirements and training programmes.

 

The membership of the Working Group on Civil Service seeks to build connections between reflective practitioners and engaged scholars in the Civil Service in CEE field, as a matter of priority. The primary objective of the Group was to enrich the 2009 NISPAcee Conference programme with a basic concept of models, structures and the tasks of Civil Services in CEE including both academic and practice papers.
The coordinators of the WG invited  member institutions, associate and individual members, as well as others interested in the topics of Civil Service in Central and Eastern Europe for participation and discussion at the first meeting of the WG held at the 17th NISPAcee Annual Conference, Budva, Montenegro, May 14-1, 2009.

Call for Papers 2009

 


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