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Simulation of career development in the European Commission

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Wednesday 23 June 2010, 13:00
LT11, Management School

Professor Mike Pidd and Dr Dave Worthington

Management Science Department

Abstract: The European Commission employs over 22,000 officials, with a performance appraisal and promotion system based on points that officials earn each year. A Lancaster University team worked closely with EC officials to develop a new system. At the core of the work was a new manpower planning problem in which the appraisal system was a major focus. We combined multivariate analysis and simulation techniques in a novel way to produce a transparent and easy-to-use model. Much of the model use was as a ‘tool for thinking’, and it was a crucial part of negotiating a new system implemented in 2009.

This work has been nominated for the EURO Excellence in Practice Award 2010.

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