altAbout the Public Sector


We are delighted to announce that our seventh annual meeting of the ATP Special Interest Group (SIG) for the International Public Sector will be held 9 and 10 September 2019 and will be hosted by OSCE in Vienna, Austria.  This year's conference theme is:

Using 21st Century Tools to Transform the Public Sector


Registration is Open!


Download a listing of Vienna hotels at this link



The Call for Presentations is available at these links:


Technology, gamification, privacy and security issues, social and political shifts are all changing the landscape of  how we actively recruit, assess, educate, and promote public sector employees.  The Internet, together with global shift, has significantly changed the way individuals work, engage with colleagues, and develop their careers – and these changes are taking place in all workplace settings. That is why ATP has dedicated part of its mission to creating communities, such as the Public Sector SIG, that transcend national and international borders – so that networks can be built, and the very best innovations and best practices can be shared among like-minded professionals. 

Therefore, this year’s conference, hosted by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), will bring together a community of international practitioners, academics and public sector professionals for a day and a half of programming.

This year’s Conference Committee invites presentations related to issues and concerns, innovations and advances, that may consider but are not limited to: Technology-driven candidate selection; Diversity analysis and reporting; Personalized learning; Performance Testing; Soft-skills assessment; Candidate experience software; Artificial Intelligence in assessments; Game-based assessment as well as Best Practices in: Computer adaptive testing; Accessibility and diversity; Proctoring; Workforce Credentialing; Ethics; Candidate Relationship Management.

The Public Sector Special Interest Group is a SIG created by the Association of Test Publishers to accommodate the needs of assessment professionals working in the Public Sector.  The Special Interest Group currently includes many international organisations' HR experts, including from NATO, the United Nations, the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe, European Central Bank, UK Civil Service, Spain, Sweden and the Irish Public Appointments Service, and many other like-minded organisations.  This is a non-fee event for attendees and is open to public sector employees.


To learn more about past agendas, visit the Public Sector SIG archived presentations: