New civil service assessment scheme focuses on rewards instead of punishment

Officials at the Administrative Reform Ministry are finalizing a new evaluation scheme for civil servants aimed at improving performance and offering incentives to slackers rather than punishing them, Kathimerini understands.

The draft bill, which is to be unveiled next month, foresees the fast-tracking of the best civil servants while poorer performers would be encouraged to improve rather than facing dismissal.

Officials drafting the new scheme have sought know-how from the French and Swedish governments and are expected to put greater emphasis on an overall assessment rather than the personal interview that had been the focus of a scheme introduced by the previous conservative-led coalition.

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