Public Administration is such an art that there is no certain way to do it.
There are no specific directions to follow in order to succeed in this field.
Such a classification and standardisation help to settle the questions of pay, line of promotion, requirements of transfer and other day-to-day matters concerning the service.
This dissertation presents three empirical studies on how to improve human capital in the public sector.
Public servants recruited under these circumstances “will use the posts they fill not for the importance of their duties, but for lining their own pockets at the public expense.” It will deplete the public service of experience, ability, and expertness which are so essential for the efficient conduct of public administration.
Appointment of public servants, therefore, should be made under rules which may reduce to a minimum the chance of personal favouritism.The Trevelan Committee in Britain recommended that “as an indispensable means of attracting able young men into the service, admission should be placed on basis of competitive examinations open to all administered by an independent Central Board.”Experience has shown that the competitive examination system has proved the more satisfactory method of selection for the civil service.Another important principle for the recruitment is that entrance to the public service should normally be at the age, when, in a similar position in ordinary life, a young man or woman expects to earn a living.The reason for this was that WWII had ended and GI's needed government jobs.Public Administration has a short history and it only proves that it is still changing and molding to the needs of society.From this stems the measuring everything from government branches to the performance of school systems.Another major key aspect of Public Administration is to have trust.This testing lasted through the middle of the 20th century.Then there was a man by the name of Herbert Simon that figured out why none of these theories were found to be the best way.All of these elements have everything to do with Performance measurement.This is a key operating procedure in public administration.