In terms of recruitment, the minister talked about shortening the replacement system and launching public tenders without government requirements.
The Minister of State and Public Administration Modernization Alexandra Letang revealed in an interview with Lussa that the government wants to limit the number of renewals of the Civil Service Intermediate Director’s Service Committee.
According to the official, this is one of the major changes in the director’s status that the executive branch is preparing, which also includes changes in the recruitment of senior executives, which will work with the Public Administration Recruitment and Selection Committee (CRESAP).
“Our proposal is based on two powerful ideas. The main one has to do with mid-level directors: in terms of the number of commissions, limit the service committee, just like senior directors,” the minister said.
“Currently, among middle-level managers, there is no such number, so this person can stay. In the final analysis, 20 years [no cargo]”, Alexandra Letang emphasized.
For the minister, by setting a limit on the number of “terms” of middle managers, what he did was “force some kind of renewal, forcing people to leave their comfort zone for someone after a period of time” other ideas”, he was accepting In an interview, Lusa defended that this was within the framework of the Portuguese President’s informal meeting of EU Ministers of Public Administration in Lisbon on Tuesday.
According to official public employment statistics, in the first quarter of this year, there were 11,895 mid-level managers in public administration.
At present, the service commission period for middle-level managers (service directors, business department heads) is three years, and there is no upper limit for renewal, depending on the performance appraisal and results. The term of the service committee for senior management personnel (director or research institute director) is five years and can be reappointed once.
As for the changes in the recruitment of senior management personnel, the Minister reiterated that these changes involve “reduction of personnel substitution clauses.”
Alexandra Leitão also stated that these changes involve “allowing CRESAP to officially start the game” [de recrutamento], When government members do not do this.”
“Of course, the duration of the game is no longer in the hands of government members,” the official emphasized.
The appointment of senior leaders in alternative regimes has caused controversy. Opposition parties in parliament criticized the delay of open competition at the request of the government, thereby allowing leaders directly elected by the executive branch to stay in office. In some cases, they can stay in office for several years without competition.
Another solution under study and in the government plan is the possibility of creating a “senior managerial level team”, that is, to ensure that senior managers, that is, the director general, once selected, can express their opinions in the speech and select their deputy director Time,” the governor said.
“This is not an in-depth review, but we think it is a review in the right direction and in cooperation with CRESAP,” the Minister of Public Administration concluded.