Assessment of Civil Servants’ General Competencies while Implementing the Civil Service Competency Model in Lithuanian Municipalities
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Laima Liukinevičienė
Šiauliai University, Lithuania
Lina Buivydienė
Mažeikiai District Municipality Administration, Lithuania
Published 2016-12-15
https://doi.org/10.21277/sr.v39i2.73
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Keywords

civil service
competence
competency model
general competencies

How to Cite

Liukinevičienė L. and Buivydienė L. (2016) “Assessment of Civil Servants’ General Competencies while Implementing the Civil Service Competency Model in Lithuanian Municipalities”, Socialiniai tyrimai, 39(2), pp. 16-27. doi: 10.21277/sr.v39i2.73.

Abstract

This paper presents summarized results of a survey on the new Civil Service Competency Model implemented in the Republic of Lithuania. Mažeikiai District Municipality was chosen for this survey.
This complex study using qualitative research (semi-structured individual interviews) and quantitative
research (questionnaire with closed questions for opinion investigation) methods confirmed scientists’ opinion about the benefits of a centralised assessment of key competencies in the selection process and showed that a general aptitude test should be continuously revised and updated. Municipal authorities emphasised that specific and so far not assessed but very important competencies, such as decision making, project development, managerial, should be assessed. 25 civil servants from Mažeikiai
District Municipality, who took part in the competition for a position and passed a general aptitude test, supported centralised assessment of general competencies as contributing to the objectivity and transparency of the selection process.

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