Directorate for Public Governance


Public Employment and Management 2023

Towards a More Flexible Public Service

This is the second edition of a regular publication on public employment and management issues. This edition explores the theme of flexibility in the public service workforce through the angles of workforce mobility, learning and development, and flexible working arrangements. It presents comparative data and analysis as well as country-specific case studies to help governments design and embed greater flexibility. This report also features a synthesis of the OECD review of public service leadership and capability in the Brazilian Federal Public Service. Taken together, the insights of this edition can help guide and shape flexible work practices for a high-performing public service.

Available from May 11, 2023Also available in: French


Executive summary
Strategic mobility in the public service
Learning cultures in the public service
The future of flexible working arrangements
OECD public service leadership and capability review of Brazil
Case studies on flexibility
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