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Greek Administrative Reform Minister Presents Public Sector Agenda

Kyriakos MitsotakisAdministrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented the reform agenda of the ministry which includes 12 priorities for the national strategy “Administrative Reform 2014-2016” aimed at reforming the public sector.
The reform agenda, which includes, among other things, the evaluation of private legal entities, the outsourcing of activities to the private sector, the reduction of administrative burdens, the new system for the evaluation of staff and the selection of managers as well as the new pay scale, marks the end of the pursuit for quantitative targets (mobility, layoffs, etc.) and its replacement with quality objectives, which aim at upgrading and improving public sector services, the political leadership of the ministry said.
Mitsotakis and deputy Administrative Reform Minister Evi Christophilopoulou also welcomed the agreement with the representatives of Greece ‘s lenders, after long and difficult negotiations, as well as the rejection of the troika’s pressures for 8,000 additional layoffs in 2015 and the placement of more employees under the mobility scheme in 2014.
The priorities of the reform agenda are the following: new public administration chart, evaluation of private entities, outsourcing to the private sector, reduction of administrative burdens and simplifying procedures, citizens service centers, effective legislating, new evaluation system for public sector employees, payroll, new selection system for managers in the public sector, permanent mobility scheme, strengthening of disciplinary liability, open interconnected data systems.
(source: ana-mpa)

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