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Simulation of career development in the European Commission

Onggo, B S S and Pidd, M and Soopramanien, D G R and Worthington, D J (2010) Simulation of career development in the European Commission. Interfaces, 40 (3). pp. 184-195. ISSN 0092-2102

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    Abstract

    The European Commission (the Commission) employs more than 22,000 officials who provide administrative services to the European Union. In 2003, the Commission introduced a performance appraisal and promotion system based on points that the officials earn each year. In 2006, the Commission realized that the system needed to be revised. To support the review process, the Commission invited tenders for a project to develop simulation models that it could use to project the future performance of the existing system. A team from Lancaster University won the bid and subsequently worked closely with Commission officials to develop a new system. In 2009, the stakeholders in the Commission's performance appraisal and promotion system agreed to implement the improved system. The simulation model is unusual in the field of manpower planning because it models the consequences of appraisal-system rules. It uses novel, accurate, and efficient sampling techniques that are based on regression models of the underlying relationships in the data. The model was a crucial part of renegotiating the appraisal and promotion system and implementing a new system.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Interfaces
    Uncontrolled Keywords: simulation ; application ; statistical data analysis ; manpower planning ; government
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
    ID Code: 45460
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:32
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:32
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45460

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