Public Service Staff Management: the Case of Ukmergė Municipality

Žilvinas Židonis, Neringa Jaskūnaitė

Abstract


The article deals with the issues of public service staff management in Lithuanian municipalities. Based on the OECD SIGMA report and other documents, it is analyzed how Lithuania′s civil service corresponds to the so-called “principles for the European Administrative Space.” Secondly, the case of Ukmergė municipality personnel management is presented. It is argued that the most problematic staff management issues are motivation, planning of staff demand and evaluation of official duties. Staff training and qualification improvement are the best organized staff management elements in municipality. The paper argues that in spite of very positive Lithuania′s civil service evaluation, in Lithuanian municipalities staff management is a fragmented “ad-hoc” process, it lacks managerial skills and is reactive rather than proactive.

Keywords


public service; staff management; Lithuanian municipalities; case study

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603