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Barely a day passes in one or other common system organization without reference being made to the need for reform of the management of common system human resources, be it through downsizing, outsourcing, redeploying, enhancing performance, rewarding meritorious performance, managing attrition, redetermining optimal staffing requirements, improving job design, simplifying recruitment processes, introducing greater flexibility in pay and contractual arrangements, devolving decision-making responsibility and accountability, decentralizing or yet another "". The overall thrust of such reforms is usually towards what is often referred to as a "leaner and meaner" common system or at least a common system which is more effective, efficient and gives better value for money
The changing workplace is challenging to us all ... There are major changes in the fundamentals of government and the democratic state which have far reaching implications. We all seem to be fiddling with "downsizing" and "rightsizing" and "managed change" without challenging the premises on which they are being wrought. We swallow the economic arguments for privatisation - and the fact that many of those left have to work longer hours - so that the gap between rich and poor, employed and un(der)employed increases monthly. What sort of a society are we creating?"(2)Many are asking if human resources management reforms can be introduced within the common system without compromising the Charter principles on which the international civil(3) service was created? Can national civil reforms automatically be transferred to the international civil service? What will the international civil service look like at the turn of the millennium? How will reforms affect the moral authority of the international civil service


(1) all database design, development, file maintenance, composition, proofreading and database management pertaining to products produced within the Production Department;

(2) design, development, and maintenance of electronic composition systems suitable for producing a wide variety of Government publications;

(3) programming, data preparation, and systems integration for making databases electronically available via the Internet;

(4) design and maintenance of computer systems providing interactive electronic access to publication databases (databases can include digital graphics, sound, and video);

(5) configuration, operation, and maintenance of remote demand-printing installations;

(6) all planning, printing and binding work assigned to the Central Office.

b. Executes security programs for protection of classified or otherwise restricted materials, during production and distribution activities.

c. Production Control Center

d. Delivery Section

2. Production Planning Division

3. Graphic Systems Development Division

4. Electronic Systems Development Division

5. Electronic Photocomposition Division

6. Press Division

7. Binding Division