Working conditions in central public administration

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12 January 2014
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12 January 2014
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Abstract

During the last few decades, public administration workers have been subject to a number of structural, modernising reforms, in a framework often designated as ‘new public management’. The current economic and financial crisis has also meant that the steep rise in public debt has prompted many authorities to try to reduce public expenditure by introducing freezes and reductions in pay and employment for civil servants. This report sets out to provide an overview of the main causes and reasons for change in central public administration in the European member states plus Norway. It also looks at the impact these changes have had on the sector's working conditions, as well as exploring how this situation is expected to evolve.
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    Number of Pages: 
    43
    Reference No: 
    EF1356
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    Working conditions in central public administration

    During the last few decades, public administration workers have been subject to a number of structural, modernising reforms, in a framework often designated as ‘new public management’. The current economic and financial crisis has also meant that the steep rise in public debt has prompted many authorities to try to reduce public expenditure by introducing freezes and reductions in pay and employment for civil servants. This report sets out to provide an overview of the main causes and reasons for change in central public administration in the European member states plus Norway. It also looks at the impact these changes have had on the sector's working conditions, as well as exploring how this situation is expected to evolve.

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    2
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    EF13561
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    Working conditions in central public administration - Executive summary

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    Eurofound
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    In the last few decades, public administration workers have been subject to a number of structural, modernising reforms, in a framework referred to as ‘new public management’. The current economic and financial crisis has led to a steep rise in public debt, also prompting many authorities to try to reduce public expenditure by introducing freezes and reductions in pay and employment for civil servants. This report provides an overview of the main causes and reasons for change in central public administration in the EU Member States and Norway. It looks at the impact these changes have had on the sector’s working conditions, and explores how this situation is expected to evolve. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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