Agency for Civil Service Affairs to test a new system of labor remuneration
ACSAAC hosted a meeting of the board on the results of work in the first half of 2017.
Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and AntiCorruption Kairat Kozhamzharov outlined the strategic tasks set by the President of the country in the “100 concrete steps” and the annual Address to the people of Kazakhstan.
Key issues on the agenda were the formation of a professional State apparatus, improving the quality of public services and prevention of corruption.
Opening the meeting, K. Kozhamzharov stressed the special importance of the qualitative and timely implementation of the first direction of institutional reforms and identified main priorities.
As part of forming a professional State apparatus, it was assigned to ensure strict observance of the principle of meritocracy, to eradicate facts of protectionism and nepotism.
As the Head of State noted, everyone should feel that it is possible to enter the civil service without “connections”. With further progression, career development of employees should be ensured taking into account their experience and knowledge and only on a competitive basis.
The key task is to introduce a new labor remuneration system based on results. It is instructed in the framework of its preparation to take into account all aspects of the activity that affect the achievement of performance indicators, in order to ensure decent pay for employees, especially at the regional level. It is planned that next year the pilot testing of the new system will take place.
It was also said about the further minimization of “team displacements”. Already now, they are cut 18 times. It is entrusted to take an additional set of measures to eliminate them.
The next task is to ensure transparency of competitive procedures. For this, the regions are instructed to inform the public about the possibility of their participation in all competitions as independent observers.
Concerning the improvement of the quality of rendering public services based on a clientoriented model, it is entrusted to take measures to optimize and automate the services rendered by State bodies.
It is also necessary to continue the practice of forming an anticorruption culture among citizens. This is especially topical in the framework of implementing the program article of the Head of State “Course towards Future: Modernizing Public Consciousness,” � the head of ACSAAC noted.
An important task is also the protection and restoration of the rights of civil servants. In this context, it is instructed to intensify the work of the ethics commissioners and to ensure objective consideration of matters by Ethics Boards.
As K. Kozhamzharov emphasized, in this work it is important to inform the public about measures taken by the State aimed at servicing the people. This should result in an increase in the level of public confidence in the State apparatus.
The work of the Board saw participation of management and employees of the Agency, the Academy of Public Administration, the National Center for Personnel Management and the National Bureau.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan