Renewed: 18.10.2011, 11:10
By the Summer 2004 Estonia had achieved its two long-term strategic objectives – to join the EU and NATO. Acting as an EU member state and implementing new developments in the administrative system, have also set greater expectations and demands to the management of Estonian public service.
More responsibility and freedom in management to individual organisations together with an aim of attracting and retaining competent top civil servants became one of the central principles in the government draft Public Service Development Framework (2004). It could be seen as important means in filling up a strategic vacuum in bringing about the necessary changes at the senior civil service level.
The Top Civil Service Competency Framework was developed from August 2004 to May 2005 as a tool to support the development and selection of Top Executives aligned with the achievement of the state’s strategic objectives.
The target group includes 88 senior executives:
Participation in the competency assessment process is voluntary for the top managers. We are happy to acknowledge that during the first 2 years already nearly 70% of the target group has joined the competency-based assessment and development system.
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