Comparison of the Evaluation of Civil Servants in Cyprus and the United Kingdom

Though both the UK and&nbsp.Cyprus are members of the European Union, they have quite different histories. Cyprus’s past has been more turbulent in the past several hundred years than the UK. Great Britain was, of course, the most far-reaching empire in the world – as such it developed an extensive civil service during the Victorian era. The UK’s civil service has undergone many policy changes over time. This paper’s focus will be on the changes and administration of the past half century, especially from 1993 to the present year.
The rationale for this paper is to propose and guide future research. As such a preliminary literature search has been completed. Other steps and methods in this research process will be discussed in this paper. These steps and processes may include (1) further literature search, particularly internal government documents and reports, and internal civil service literature such as departmental newspapers, (2) one or more surveys, and the analysis of those surveys, and (3) interviews if and where possible. This paper begins with a discussion of the details of the preliminary research, then continues on to discuss the three other steps and approaches above. Scholarly information on Cyprus is much&nbsp.more challenging to find than that in the United Kingdom. Several sources have been found, however. These include Compliance Report on Cyprus by GRECO and the article Tacit knowledge in an age of reform by Peter Mann published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management. As information is limited to Cyprus, a discussion of training methods of civil servants will be included as a way to further understand the evaluation of civil servants in Cyprus. Information on Cyprus, like the United Kingdom, has gone through several changes in human resources management training and evaluation practices since the 1960s (Mann, 2001). Using information from Mann’s 2001 article, and from sources that Mann cited in that article, this paper will discuss three topics for each time period.