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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Civil Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Many consider the study of civil service to be a part of the field of public administration.
The archetypal senior British civil servant was famously caricatured in the 1980s BBC comedy Yes Minister and the civil service is also the subject of the other comedies, The Thick of It, as well as the earlier radio series, The Men from the Ministry.
In contrast, the civil service of the United States in the early 19th Century was based on the so-called spoils system, in which all bureaucrats were dependent on elected politicians.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Civil-Service   (2298 words)

  
 French Civil Service - Definition, explanation
The Civil Service is also sometimes incorrectly referred to as the administration, but, properly said, the administration is the compound of public administrations and public administrative establishments, not their employees.
Generally, to avoid rank inflation, the number of civil servants in the higher ranks (especially "exceptional class") is contrained by a maximal percentage of the total number of civil servants of the corps.
Civil servant must be neutral with respect to the religious or political opinions, origin, or sex, and should refrain from expressing their own opinions.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/f/fr/french_civil_service.php   (1116 words)

  
 Public Sector Governance - Civil service has so far shunned change
State civil service expenditures in 2003 account for 45% of the State budget (€124 billion) (40% in 1993), divided in 53% for salaries (54% in 1993), 26% for pensions (20% in 1993), 11% for social contributions and social allowances, and 10% for other expenditures.
Civil servants are ageing, and the ratio between civil servants in activity and pensioners is constantly decreasing.
Civil service is aging rapidly, and retirement attrition is planned to grow from 50,000 in 2002 to 65,000 in 2007-8, and 62,000 in 2010.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTPUBLICSECTORANDGOVERNANCE/0,,contentMDK:20720910~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:286305,00.html   (5037 words)

  
  French Civil Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Civil Service is also sometimes incorrectly referred to as the administration, but, properly speaking, the administration is the compound of public administrations and public administrative establishments, not their employees.
Generally, to avoid rank inflation, the number of civil servants in the higher ranks (especially "exceptional class") is contrained by a maximal percentage of the total number of civil servants of the corps.
Civil servant must be neutral with respect to the religious or political opinions, origin, or sex, and should refrain from expressing their own opinions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Civil_Service   (1172 words)

  
 Civil service pay talks open
The negotiations threaten to be long and difficult, and the minister is not optimistic of regaining the consensus reached around his plan for phasing out precarious employment, which was signed by all the unions except CGT in summer 2000 (FR0007175N).
The financial stakes are considerable because the "index points" under negotiation are used as the basis for the salaries of 5.2 million civil servants, and for the pensions of 4 million retired civil servants.
Expenditure on staffing in the public service stood at 13.7% of GDP in 1999, and the central government civil service alone accounted for 41.6% of the state's budget.
www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int /2000/12/inbrief/fr0012108n.html   (469 words)

  
 Civil service employment faces change
The civil service's share of public expenditure is being questioned, while a huge wave of retirements among civil servants is due over the next five to 10 years.
Aware of what is at stake, the civil service minister, Renaud Dutreil opened France's first 'public sector jobs fair' on 1 June 2004 in Paris, at which various ministries, local and regional councils and hospitals presented the occupations in their branches and the relevant training channels.
The changeover from one generation of civil servants to another, the issue of training, and the levels of pay and prestige accorded to the civil service, together with sluggish levels of spending and wide-ranging changes in management methods, will subject the French civil service to profound changes for several years to come.
www.eurofound.europa.eu /eiro/2004/07/feature/fr0407104f.html   (1383 words)

  
 France - Hekmat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
French literary and artistic contributions during the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment deeply influenced the path of Western cultural development.
French is the official language of France and is spoken by the vast majority of people in the country.
The Académie was established to uphold the highest standards in the French language and literature, and it is responsible for the publication of the standard grammar and dictionary of the French language.
www.hekmats.com /france.htm   (20776 words)

  
 France - MSN Encarta
The overseas territories are French, which includes the island of Tahiti; New Caledonia; the Wallis and Futuna islands in the Pacific Ocean; and French Southern and Antarctic Lands.
The overseas departments are Guadeloupe, a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea; Martinique, a Caribbean island; French Guiana, situated on the northern coast of South America; and Réunion, an island group in the Indian Ocean.
The French civil service consists of strict hierarchies at the national, regional, and local levels.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568934_12/France.html   (1925 words)

  
 Education Policy Analysis Archives: Vol. 3 No. 19 Clayton "French Colonial Education"
Education in French colonial Cambodia was developed at a considerably slower pace than in neighboring French colonial Vietnam, and several scholars argue on this basis that the French purposefully withheld education from Cambodians in order first to consolidate and then to maintain power in the protectorate.
French was the language of education in the complementary cycle, and the curriculum included "writing, arithmetic, and reading in French,...some notions of local history and geography[,] and experimental geometry" (Forest, 1980, p.
French education, then, "permitted the schooling of an increasing number of children and, at the same time, selected the better students for advanced education in order to equip the country with a large number of modern and competent civil servants" (Né pote, 1979, p.
epaa.asu.edu /epaa/v3n19.html   (6708 words)

  
 Civil service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many consider the study of civil service to be a part of the field of public administration.
In the British Civil Service, civil servants are career employees recruited and promoted on the basis of their administrative skill and technical expertise, and as such do not include, nor are appointed by, elected officials or their political advisors.
The archetypal senior British civil servant was famously caricatured in the 1980s BBC comedy Yes Minister and the civil service is also the subject of the other comedies, The Thick of It, as well as the earlier radio series, The Men from the Ministry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Civil_service   (1041 words)

  
 Civil service employment faces change
The civil service's share of public expenditure is being questioned, while a huge wave of retirements among civil servants is due over the next five to 10 years.
Aware of what is at stake, the civil service minister, Renaud Dutreil opened France's first 'public sector jobs fair' on 1 June 2004 in Paris, at which various ministries, local and regional councils and hospitals presented the occupations in their branches and the relevant training channels.
The changeover from one generation of civil servants to another, the issue of training, and the levels of pay and prestige accorded to the civil service, together with sluggish levels of spending and wide-ranging changes in management methods, will subject the French civil service to profound changes for several years to come.
www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int /2004/07/feature/fr0407104f.html   (1316 words)

  
 Hausarbeiten.de - The Polish Civil Service - Hauptseminararbeit
The next chapter is about the destruction of all administrative achievements of the 2nd Polish Republic, politicisation and dissolvation of the civil service during the communist regime after the World War 1939-45 and positive changes in the 80′s that were the result of a critical situation of the Polish People′s Republic.
The main reason is the very "young age" of the civil service corps in Poland and the similarity of the problems bothering them, civil service is after all a part of the pub-lic administration.
From the first sight English and French civil service are far from each other like sun and moon, they consist of different groups of the public servants, different number of the officials with different duties and responsibilities.
www.hausarbeiten.de /zeit/vorschau/8566.html   (937 words)

  
 Policy | Manitoba Civil Service Commission
The French Language Services Policy states that the services provided by the Government of Manitoba shall be offered, to the extent possible, in both official languages in areas where the French-speaking population is concentrated.
French Language Services are the written, verbal and audio-visual communications in the French language by which a government department provides information or assistance to the members of the Francophone community in Manitoba.
The Manitoba government's French Language Services Policy recognizes the fact that the French-speaking population of Manitoba is a constituent part of one of the fundamental characteristics of Canada.
www.gov.mb.ca /csc/policyman/french.html   (538 words)

  
 French without Tears-Editorial-OPINION-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
but that is what the french government has done in a bid to simplify the language of the french administration, and re-phrase over 1,600 official forms, whose "prose intimidates the very people they cater to".
french minister for civil service michel sapin wants the simplified official language to be "accessible to and understood by the man in the street" so that "the rights of the socially fragile segments of the population are preserved".
the government must have been egged on by a recent official survey which found that "the less educated people" roundly regard the mandarin language of the french civil service as "a form of inquisition, which treats them with scant respect as if they are naughty children".
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow.asp?art_id=490351306   (458 words)

  
 New Statesman - Why Labour ministers rage against Whitehall
Civil servants, he says, made only the most cursory efforts to tell voters that they had a week in which to vote.
More generally, ministers complain that the Civil Service is backward-looking, rigid and over-cautious, working a nine-to-five routine while ministers and their advisers work late into the night.
One former civil servant says that the initial goodwill towards new Labour was immense after the years of drift under John Major.
www.newstatesman.com /200006050015   (1600 words)

  
 French mayor announces plan to conduct first gay wedding | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
A former presidential candidate from the French Green party has said he will conduct what would be the country's first gay wedding ceremony this summer in the name of equal rights for homosexuals.
For their marriage to be legal, all couples in France must undergo a civil service conducted by their local mayor or his deputy.
The wedding will take place "within the conditions of, and in compliance with, the obligations of the law," Mr Mamère insisted, adding that article 144 of the French civil code did not state that a marriage could not be celebrated between between two people of the same sex.
www.guardian.co.uk /france/story/0,11882,1202179,00.html   (575 words)

  
 Idle French bureaucrats taken to task
The report, written by Jacques Roché, himself a senior civil servant, concludes that the French civil service is riddled with anomalies and has an inflexible structure which means "massive recourse to overtime and sub-contracting".
The report has provoked an immediate counter-attack from the main civil service unions, which said focusing on civil service privileges was a "dangerous game".
The last prime minister to tackle the problem of France's bloated civil service directly was neo-Gaullist Alain Juppé, who provoked massive nation-wide demonstrations in December 1995 by trying to change the terms of railway-workers' retirement.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1999/02/12/wfra12.html   (468 words)

  
 ESEN - Partnerships and networks — The network of French civil service training colleges (RESP
The main aim of this network is to establish a system of cooperation between its members, with a view to organising combined training courses for trainees from the different colleges, and working parties and research groups for the managers of the different colleges.
The aim is to describe and analyse the changing profiles of the target public for the training courses and what this implies for the types of training provided, and to evaluate the colleges’ systems for informing their public.
The aim - in conjunction with the CNAM - is to coordinate the management of different studies which focus on the professional practices of leaders in the civil service.
www.esen.education.fr /en/partenariat/reseau_service_public.phtml   (610 words)

  
 BBC News | SCI/TECH | French bureaucracy takes online leap
Civil Service Minister Michel Sapin has billed it as the second phase of France's move to electronic government.
Its most useful function is that it helps many French men and women avoid trips to the local town hall to pick up one of the seemingly countless forms around which life in France often appears to revolve.
Because only 20% of French homes have internet access, the government promises that computer terminals will be set up in town halls, with officials on hand to help citizens complete their online transactions.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/1655820.stm   (457 words)

  
 LCG Civil Service Home Page
The primary purpose of Civil Service is to represent the public's interest in matters of personnel or human resources administration.
The department consist of a classified civil service director, who is the executive head of the department, staff personnel and a civil service board, which is policy making and quasi-judicial in nature.
This division, headed by the Civil Service Director, is in charge of the day-to-day operation of the department which includes policy making, rule interpretation, development and use of valid pre-employment and promotional examinations, position classification and pay plan preparation and implementation.
www.lafayettela.gov /CivilService/Index.asp   (470 words)

  
 Chirac wants to recruit more 'immigrant' civil servants, French News, France, Expatica
In a New Year address to civil servants, Chirac said the sector should be more open to "French people of immigrant background", although he steered clear of any mention of ethnic quotas.
Only two French ministers are from ethnic minorities, and their appointments — as ministers for equal opportunities and war veterans — have been derided by the government's critics as token gestures.
In the French parliament, two senators come from immigrant backgrounds, while the only non-white faces in the lower house national assembly are deputies from France's overseas territories.
www.expatica.com /source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=25&story_id=26606&name=Chirac+wants+more+%27immigrant%27+civil+servants   (417 words)

  
 Pacific Beat - FRENCH POLYNESIA: Demanding Polynesian languages in the courts
Now the Administrative Tribunal in Papeete has ruled that Polynesian languages can be used before the civil courts, and an interpreters service should be provided to all people who want to use their own language.
MACLELLAN: French is the official language of the court system in French Polynesia, which comes under the authority of the French state, rather than the Territorial government.
But these rights don't apply for civil courts, and many people in land cases, family disputes and other civil cases are disadvantaged by their lack of skill with the French language.
www.abc.net.au /ra/pacbeat/stories/s852668.htm   (647 words)

  
 Service-public in English
National services : organization chart of the civil service, list of relevant ministries and their departments, free search in the ministries or all organizations at a national level.
It is produced by Documentation française in association with the Prime Minister's office and the Civil Service and State Reform Ministry.
The ministries are represented at the steering committee (chaired by the interministerial delegate for State Reform) and local services also participate in the development and enhancement of the service.
www.service-public.fr /etranger/info-eng.html   (1081 words)

  
 Story - French to Use E-Government to Slash Public Spending
Up to half a million jobs will be cut from the French civil service over the next 10 years as part of a plan to use e-government technology to boost productivity and slash public spending, the country's minister for civil service reform Renaud Dutreil announced last week, according to a report in E-Government Bulletin.
The French government is also taking a serious look at increasing its use of open source software.
Earlier this year, Dutreil said that cutting the software bill for the government by half is an achievable target, and that migrating some of the government's 900,000 desktop computers to open source technology is one of a range of options being considered reported the Bulletin.
www.centerdigitalgov.com /international/story.php?docid=91763   (488 words)

  
 Accountability of Lebanese Civil Servants: An Overview of Disciplinary Mechanisms
In 1965, and again in 1993, a special committee was formed of high ranking officials and heads of both the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the CIC for the sole purpose of nominating employees for discharge on grounds of incompetence, improper behaviour, or ill-health.
The duties of public officials derive usually from a number of sources: the penal codes by which some breaches of discipline peculiar to civil servants are classified as offences; statutes defining the position of the civil servant; and general principles of the civil service which the government is bound to apply.
Though it is necessary to make written rules and regulations governing the conduct of civil servants, in a healthy civil service traditions and convention to a large extent transcend the written codes, and provide an unwritten code of ethics and conduct for which the most effective sanction is the public opinion inside the service itself.
almashriq.hiof.no /ddc/projects/pspa/lb2000.html   (6613 words)

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