The recent world economic crisis, which first started in 2007 in the United States of America, has become global by spreading across the European Union Member States and Slovenia in 2008. The thesis focuses on the analysis and international comparison of the public sector reforms during the economic crisis, which were adopted by the governments of selected countries in the European Union. The purpose of the thesis is therefore to analyse the Slovenian public sector reform adopted during the crisis and compare it internationally with the other selected EU countries. I investigated this issue because of my interest in this topic and because it has not been analysed in any of the theses submitted to the Faculty of Administration so far. In the course of writing the thesis, I used various Slovenian and foreign sources, books, articles, research reports, and laws. I also used the Internet to search for sources. I used a deductive approach or research technique, which first analyses the general legalities and then shifts the focus to individual characteristics. The Slovenian public sector reform introduced in times of crisis is not that similar to the reforms in other EU Member States, as the crisis in these countries encouraged the introduction of the principles of the reform based on the new public management. However, the reform in Slovenia has contributed to a more centralized mode of public governance. Nevertheless, there were still a lot of similarities among the austerity measures in the public sectors of European countries. Slovenia has successfully overcome the crisis of 2014, because the economic growth in Slovenia has exceeded 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product. This means that at that time, the economic crisis in Slovenia has officially ended, but we will still feel its consequences and will try to tackle them in the years to come.