Management of Civil Service in Morocco: Realities and Prospects

Dr. Bouazzaoui Boujema
Professor of Administrative Law – University of Mohamed V – Rabat – Kingdom of Morocco


The intent of this research is to reflect on the main weaknesses of civil service in Morocco, including the excessive concentration of services, decision-making authorities and resources at central level, a discrepancy between human resources and the needs of the public service, the inexistence of a direct link between the wages paid and the real value of the contribution made by the employee concerned, and the poor civil service management as well as the absence of a human resources management culture based on merit, competence and performance. The research also presents a set of reforms to deal with this reality.
Structured around three points: ‘The Reality of Civil Service in Morocco’, ‘The Main Reforms of the Civil Service system’ and ‘New approaches and Methods on the Legal and Managerial Axis’, this research has a practical and theoretical importance.
Adopting the inductive method and the analytical approach, the research recommends that the evaluation, remuneration and promotion of civil servants should be based on transparency and equity with the objective of improving staff recruitment, as well as the increase of professionalization of the human resources management in the various public entities by using new approaches.
Keywords: Decision-making authorities, human resources, civil services reforms, merit, competence, performance.

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