Competency Management in the Context of Public Management Reform
Keywords:human resource management, competency management, public management reform, civil service.
The changing global economy, dramatic technological change, and increased expectations for government
performance demand new attention to the complex set of public skills and capacity. Civil servants
are experiencing great pressures emanating from increasing global integration – economic, political, social
and cultural. New technology, new ways of organizing work, new means of delivering services and an
increasing reliance on temporary employment have redefined the nature of public service. Meeting all
these challenges requires a unique combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes and effective human
resource development policies and strategies to nurture these competencies.