Identifying Components of Staffing System to Develop Administrative Integrity

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran

2 Prof., Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Prof., Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Tarbiat Modarres, Tehran, Iran


Objective: Administrative integrity and efficiency are two factors that can play a major role in the development of a country. This is mainly due to the fact that administrative systems could be used to regulate activities in order to achieve specific goals and implement development plans. On the other hand, the human resource management system is one of the threatening factors to administrative integrity in Iran. Considering the role and importance of human resource systems in administrative integrity and corruption prevention, we're going to identify the components and the basis of a staffing system which could be used develop administrative integrity in public organizations.
Methods: This qualitative research uses a thematic analysis in order to identify patterned meanings across our dataset. The data has been gathered through interviewing 19 administrative and recruitment organization experts using a Purposive sampling method.
Results: The ideal criteria of a staffing system which could develop administrative integrity are divided into 6 main themes, 16 subsidiary themes, and 67 concepts. The results showed that a staffing system will result in administrative integrity if it consists of 6 characteristics: transparency, accountability, meritocracy, justice, legality and internal control.
Conclusion: If staffing systems in public organizations are intended to develop administrative integrity, the system is required to have transparent regulations, procedures, and actions. It is also necessary for the system to be accountable for its actions and to prioritize meritocracy and justice in the recruitment of its employees. Likewise, the effectiveness of a staffing system to develop administrative integrity depends on the legal procedures, regulations and internal control of the processes.


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