Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Conference of Asian Association for Public Administration: "Reinventing Public Administration in a Globalized World: A Non-Western Perspective" (AAPA 2018)

Challenges With Implementation Of The Merit System In The Open Recruitment Of Government High Positions: The Case In Indonesia

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Septiana Dwiputrianti
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Septiana Dwiputrianti
Available Online March 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aapa-18.2018.8How to use a DOI?
Keywords
open recruitment, government high position, merit system, indonesia
Abstract
Indonesia is a large country with the fourth highest population globally. Moreover Indonesia is estimated to become a high income country and be reckoned economically competitive with other countries by 2025. However, bureaucratic governance and performance have not been able to put Indonesia in a strategic position to compete. This is due in part to the fact that the merit system has not yet been fully implemented. As an effort to reform and improve the performance of the public sector in Indonesia, the Indonesian Civil Service Commission (KASN) was established and given the authority to supervise and monitor implementation of the merit system. The KASN has, under this mandate, developed indicators to improve the bureaucratic system from a spoil system towards a merit system. This paper explores challenges with implementation of the merit system in the process of open recruitment, especially for government high positions in Indonesia. Moreover, this paper explains the factors that influence effectiveness with implementation of the merit system in open recruitment. Data was obtained from a number of ministries and local government agencies, using: government documents, official websites, media and other resources. There are three main results of the study, namely (1) indicators to assess implementation of the merit system in open recruitment, epecially for high positions in central and local governments; (2) challenges with implementing the merit system in open selection processes; (3) factors influencing implementation of the merit system in open recruitment.
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