The Assumptions for Senior Civil Service in Lithuania

Jonas Jagminas, Andrius Valickas


This article analyses the assumption for establishing senior civil service in Lithuania in the course of reforms of civil service system directing much attention to the conceptualizations of senior civil service in contemporary strategic human resource management theory and research where the need for establishing senior civil service is grounded by stressing the differentiated approach to human resources. A special attention is paid to highly valued and unique human resources, capable of leading the institutions and the sector as a whole. The data of the empirical research indicate that the idea of establishment of the senior civil service in Lithuanian is accepted ambiguously within the system of civil service. The authors, noting highly contextual nature of the issue, conclude that the decisions on the concrete design of senior civil service in Lithuania should be based on consideration of noticeable tendencies of developments of senior civil services in the democracies of the world.


civil service reform; strategic human resource management; senior civil service

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