European Union membership is a reform process which engages the candidate countries to reach a certain stage in various areas of law. States based on approximation of legislation undertake reforms throughout this process. The approximation of legislation in the field of civil service signifies the beginning of a new phase for the development of the civil service in Eastern Europe countries. The purpose of this paper is to deal with certain aspects of the orientation countries and the current at the pre-accession stage as well as the state of the civil service systems, with respect to European principles of public administration. This paper deals with civil service policy pre-accession as drafted by the European Union, with its fields of civil service management and three levels of institutionalization. The areas of civil service management include the programs of the civil service and the administrative reform, the legal basis for the civil service, management on central level of the civil service policy, open competition systems, systems for the admission exam and the selection of candidates, civil service management systems for the older employees in the service, employment protection systems in the civil service, performance appraisal systems, payment systems, systems for training and development, as well as systems for the rights and obligations of employees in the civil service . The levels of institutionalization include formal legal rules governing the operation of the civil service, the actual practices of civil service management, and the attitudes of civil servants to different principles of civil service management.
Reform, Public Administration, Civil Service, Membership, Standards