The new evaluation method for the Greek public sector employees will put an end to “excellent” grades, as it introduces a new quota on ratings. The bill concerning the evaluation of civil servants is one of Greece’s obligations under the memorandum rules and will be tougher on employees, potentially opening the way for layoffs.
Any civil servant with a low score on the evaluation test will be in danger of labor mobility or even exit from the public sector in general.
From now on, evaluators will not only judge the performance and achievements of each employee, they will also take into account the possibility they have of excelling in their work environment. Essentially through these new regulations there will be specific quotas for the respective rating scales where employees will be categorized according to their evaluation.
The state is also concerned with choosing the head of each department. A new legislation will be proposed to the Greek Parliament that aims to choose according to each employee’s qualifications rather than mainly experience. This will promote qualifications such as diplomas, masters degrees etc. for candidates in General Director and Head of Department positions in order to give an advantage to the younger qualified employees against the older who only have experience.
The new legislation will probably include the conducting of a special interview according to the European countries’ standards. In accordance with international standards, the interview should be open to fellow candidates, taped and conducted by committees of senior executives who have been trained abroad.