Group tasked with locating civil service staff shortages

Group tasked with locating civil service staff shortages

Staff shortages in Greece’s civil service will be covered either by new public sector hirings or through a voluntary mobility scheme, the government said on Friday.

Staff shortages will be identified by a special working group that was agreed upon after a meeting on Friday between Minister of State Alekos Flambouraris, Alternate Minister of Administrative Reform Christoforos Vernardakis and the general secretary for government coordination, Dimitris Papayiannakos.

According to Flambouraris, staff shortages in the civil service will be plugged once organograms of all its departments are prepared over the next four months and the voluntary mobility scheme is passed into law. It was agreed at the meeting that emphasis will be placed on health and education, the Ministry of State said in a statement.

The mobility scheme was devised to enable the voluntary transfer of civil servants to departments suffering from staff shortages in the bid to streamline the country’s inefficient public sector and to save jobs.

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