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About the Dataset on Managing Budgetary Constraints: Implications for HRM and Employment in Central Public Administration.

Welcome to the OECD Dataset on managing budgetary constraints: implications for HRM and employment in central public administration.This dataset contains the results of the 2014 OECD survey on the main changes of HRM practices between 2008 and 2013 that are attributed to the global financial and economic crisis. The results of this survey are used to support information exchange and policy dialogue across central government HRM departments and in particular through the work of the Working Party on Public Employment and Management. The survey is divided in six parts analysing the following issues:

  1. The levels and trends of employment in central administration
  2. Changes in working conditions and remuneration
  3. Impact of reforms on employment conditions and employment status
  4. Impact of reform policies on workplace behaviour and work organisation
  5. The use of employee surveys to provide evidence on reform outcomes
  6. The positive lessons on HRM drawn from the crisis

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About its questionnaire

The content of the database was collected using an online questionnaire. The data were collected in the first semester of 2014. Respondents were predominantely senior officers in central government HRM departments, and data refer to the changes in HRM practices in central government undertaken between 2008 and 2013. The survey was completed by all OECD countries except Denmark, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg and Turkey. Central public administration is defined, for the purpose of this survey, as organisations that are directly subordinated to national political power and are at the service of the central executive. For some governments it was necessary to include the regional and local branches of central government agencies. However, please note that the survey does not cover sub-national levels of government (regional/local/municipal). The following occupations are excluded from the survey: government-employed doctors and nurses, teachers, police, judiciary, military and staff employed in state owned enterprises.