Civil Servants’ Performance Assessment by Results: Challenges of Implementation in Lithuania

Mindaugas Kaselis, Saulius Pivoras


Based on Lithuanian civil servants’ representative survey conducted in April – May 2011 and qualitative research (individual interviews), the aim of this article is to discuss civil servants’ attitude to different aspects, potential issues, usefulness of performance assessment by results, adopted in 2011. At the beginning of the article problems and specificity of performance assessment based on objectives are analyzed, experience of the implementation of performance assessment in the EU countries is evaluated. The article presents an analysis of survey’s statistical data and qualitative results that reveal Lithuanian civil servants’ attitude to performance assessment’s improvement in Lithuania.


performance assessment in the civil service; standardized performance assessment; performance appraisal based on objectives; pay for performance

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