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New evaluation scheme for civil service ready

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Draft legislation paving the way for a new evaluation scheme for civil servants has been put to public consultation.

Greeks will have the chance to comment on the proposed system, which foresees changes to the way that performance in the public sector is evaluated, until Thursday. The new scheme also seeks to introduce changes to the way that heads of departments are appointed.

The government proposes placing greater value on educational qualifications and work experience in the private sector than has been the case until now. The higher the education qualifications that a civil servant has, the sooner he or she will be able to move up the pay scale.

Civil servants and heads of departments will be assessed by their two superiors, while general directors will be evaluated by ministry general secretaries. The results of the interview process will be included in the final evaluation report along with the employees’ educational qualifications and a job description.

Those deemed to be excellent at their work will get between 90 and 100 percent. Those considered good or satisfactory will receive between 60 and 90 percent. If civil servants score below 70 percent, they will have the right to appeal the rating and appear before a special committee.