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Occupational Mobility of employees in public services and civil servants

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Surplus public servants and employees in public services are obliged to register in Mobility Lists for maximum 12 months in order to move to another available job or to be fired. During the period of their obligatory availability for the occupation a probable vacant job in public services they are paid without working 60% of their basic salary. If they had not moved to another job after the expiration of 12 months, they dismiss
Target group
Older Workers
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2011 till at least 2015
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: 150,000 employees in public services
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Streamlining of public services and reducing public spending
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
with programmatic implications
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • governance
  • regulations of the labour market
Intended target group
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
Intended output
  • governance
  • regulation of the labour market
  • wages
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This innovation has negative effects in the resilience of the Greek Labour Market at is limits the chances for new hires in the public sector
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