Eval­u­a­tion saga rolls on

Frus­trated by de­lays, gov’t mulls link­ing civil ser­vant ap­praisals to mo­bil­ity

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With its back against the wall over the de­lays in start­ing the civil ser­vant eval­u­a­tion process, the gov­ern­ment is re­port­edly ex­am­in­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of sub­mit­ting a pro­vi­sion af­ter the Au­gust 15 hol­i­day that will pave the way for its im­ple­men­ta­tion – af­ter miss­ing a string of dead­lines.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, the pro­vi­sion that will be sub­mit­ted by the Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­form Min­istry will stip­u­late that the in­volve­ment of civil ser­vants in the eval­u­a­tion is a pre­req­ui­site for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the new mo­bil­ity sys­tem to be im­ple­mented in Septem­ber. Em­ploy­ees that do not take part in the eval­u­a­tion will also be ex­cluded from the mo­bil­ity process, and thus will be de­nied the pos­si­bil­ity of mov­ing to places that they want.

Ac­cord­ing to the same sources, the pro­vi­sion will also clar­ify that civil ser­vants will be ex­cluded from the mo­bil­ity for the du­ra­tion of time they do not par­tic­i­pate in the eval­u­a­tion.

The vast ma­jor­ity of civil ser­vants have opted not to take part in the eval­u­a­tions.

Civil ser­vice of­fi­cials es­ti­mate that 70 per­cent of public sec­tor em­ploy­ees have re­fused eval­u­a­tion, while ADEDY, the public sec­tor union, says the number stands at 80 per­cent.

The im­passe over the is­sue has also raised con­cern among the coun­try’s in­ter­na­tional cred­i­tors as, ac­cord­ing to the agreed time frame, the eval­u­a­tion sys­tem had to be in place by the end of June. Min­istry of­fi­cials be­lieve that link­ing the eval­u­a­tions with mo­bil­ity should bring the de­sired re­sult as the de­lays, they say, have not been caused by the re­luc­tance of em­ploy­ees to par­tic­i­pate in the process but the re­fusal of their su­pe­ri­ors.

New Democ­racy slammed the gov­ern­ment for the de­lays, say­ing that they were due to a “co­or­di­nated ef­fort to un­der­mine any eval­u­a­tion process in pre­vi­ous years which has led to to­day’s dead ends.”

Ad­min­is­tra­tive Re­form Min­is­ter Olga Gerovasili shot back, say­ing the Greek peo­ple do not share ND’s “joy in blind re­dun­dan­cies.”

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