De la gestion prévisionnelle des emplois des effectifs et des compétences (GEPEEC) aux cadres statutaires : la progressive émergence de la notion de « métier » dans la fonction publique d'Etat en France

Gilles Jeannot 1
1 Réseaux, Institutions, Territoires (RIT)
LATTS - Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés
Abstract : The term “metier” (occupation, craft), encompasses a soft personnel policy reform carried out by the State for its agents. The term was introduced to convey methods which aim at foreseeing possible evolution of both staff and know-how based on general lists of “similar jobs” required to accomplish State missions and the needed associated competences. The analysis of the effective use of these methods put forward the failure of a project using one single instrument to serve simultaneously as a basis for training programmes, potential career development for civil servants and mid-term prospective of personnel needs etc. In reality we observe more precise and effective practices such as: assistance to re-position civil servants whose functions have become outmoded because of technological advances (computerization of data) or institutional changes (suppression of duty stations, decentralisation entailing transfer of responsibilities to regions or local Administrations), base for control of expenses (accounting), creation of a common vocabulary to facilitate mobility from one Ministry to the other. What is being underlined is more the acknowledgement of the weight of know-how and professionalism rather than that of recognising organised groupings forming an established profession within the Civil Services. We find this reflected in a recent report by the Conseil d'Etat (the highest jurisdiction in France) which suggests allowing the heads of unities to choose individuals according to their objective professional background and their competence rather than their status as member of a given “Corps” (public body), as in the past. The report also adds in this optic, management of careers no longer based on “corps” but rather on the basis of larger groupings. The notion of “occupation” has been mobilised through transformations of the GRH tools or, as the above-mentioned report has outlined, by propositions of structure reforms, in order to relate two moving entities: on one hand the movement of the evolution of the mission carried out by public organisations and on the other hand that of individuals during their careers. Making reference to the term “occupation” signifies more a quest for renewal of a model for career-based Civil Services rather than questioning it. This soft reform is not necessarily however a conservative one in that it shakes the pillar of the French Public services based on the “Corps”.
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Gilles Jeannot. De la gestion prévisionnelle des emplois des effectifs et des compétences (GEPEEC) aux cadres statutaires : la progressive émergence de la notion de « métier » dans la fonction publique d'Etat en France. Revue française d'administration publique, ENA, 2005, pp.595-608. ⟨hal-00412313⟩

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