Human Resources Management in the Ethiopian Public Sector

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Getachew Minas

Human resources management in the Ethiopian civil service is based on a number of administrative rules and regulations that have served governments in the last four decades. As such, the management of the Ethiopian civil service is characterized by tactical management, entangled with procedures the serve public authorities for short-term decisions. This paper is an attempt to relate the existing civil service management system in Ethiopia to strategic management, which, as confirmed by several studies, is non-existent in the Ethiopian civil service. The paper examines the implications of this absence of strategic management for human resources management in the Ethiopian civil service. In this connection, problems related to human resources need assessment job analysis and dedign, staff selection and related to human resources need assessment job analysis and design, staff selection and recruitment, career and succession plans, employee transfer, promotion and training are considered in addition, the performance evaluation, remuneration, appeal and grievances systems currently in place, at federal and regional levels, are looked at, and some prominent organizational and management are discussed. It is hoped that this paper would help provoke a discourse on the strategic problems of and potential solutions to these in the Ethiopian civil service

Corporate Author: Senait Seyoum and alemayehu Seyoum (editors) , Ethiopian Economic Association(EEA), Departments of Economics of AAU & Fredrich Ebert Stifung
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors:Civil service-Manpower

Secondary Descriptor:Strategic Management

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia
Cataloge Date:02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading:Human Resources Management (HRM)
Call Number:338.963 PRO 1998
Serial Key Title:Proceedings of the Seventh Annual conference on the Ethiopian economy
Publication catagory: Annual conference
Content type: EEA Publication
Publication date:2013-02-27 15:58:14
Forum or Discussion date:2013-02-27 15:58:14
Conference Place:Nov. 28 – 30, 1997, Nazareth, Ethiopia
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Book
Current frequency:Annualy
Thematic area:Human resource Development in Ethiopia
Author: Getachew Minas