Winners of civil service contest determined before its beginning – K.Kozhamzharov
According to Chairman of Kazakhstans Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption Kairat Kozhamzharov, institute of observers, responsible for transparency and objectivity of civil service recruitment, fails to carry out the mission entrusted.
In practice, winners of the contest are often determined before it starts. The institute of observers, responsible for transparency and objectivity of civil service recruitment, fails to carry out the mission entrusted. Observers are often the loyal persons. We need to eradicate this practice; to this end, there is a need to use the potential of NGOs working within Civil Control project, K.Kozhamzharov said at the enlarged meeting of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption.
K. Kozhamzharov proposed as alternative observers’ compulsory participation in the interview. It will be possible with this approach to minimize the existing negative factors affecting the results of selection. We have introduced rotation institute. Monitoring has shown the mechanism has not being applied actively due to 2 reasons. Firstly, there are difficulties in rotation of servants with niche specialization. For instance, head of physical education and sport department cannot be rotated to the finance and healthcare department. In this regard, there is a need to look for ways of applying the region-region principle, K. Kozhamzharov said.
Secondly, the regions have no housing for rotated servants. You should coordinate the establishment of departmental housing fund, the Chairman added. Also the principle of fairness in wages has been introduced in the civil service this year.
A key role is given to the system of each employee evaluation, which takes into account not only daily work performance, but also achievement of certain strategic objectives, the speaker informed. For this purpose, an individual plan is developed with each civil servant.
According to preliminary assessment we have conducted, excellent work is performed by 11% of civil servants, effective � 63%, while satisfactory � 26%. But some difficulties may arise in implementation due to evaluation method. It should be easy to use and reflect the objective results of work, K.Kozhamzharov concluded.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan