Expert mission of SIGMA programme on Secondary Legislation for the Law of Ukraine “On Civil Service”

On May 18-19, 2016 a regular mission of European experts of SIGMA Programme with the participation of Woiciech Zielinski, Senior Policy Adviser of SIGMA Programme on Civil Service and Public Administration Organization and Functioning of the Republic of Poland, former director of Federal Academy of Public Administration of the Federal Republic of Germany Anke Freibert, as well as extraordinary expert Robert Bartold took place.

The Expert mission was organized by the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service in joint cooperation with the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union under support of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine in order to discuss drafts normative-legal acts to the Law of Ukraine “On Civil Service” dated December 10, 2015 №889-VIII.

During the Expert mission general comments to drafts normative-legal acts to the Law of Ukraine “On Civil Service” and SIGMA experts presented proposals and comments to the draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Approval of Standard order of evaluating results of service activity of civil servants”. Moreover SIGMA experts and the participants were considered key issues for raising the professional competence of civil servants.

The work of the NAUCS on drafting of subordinate normative acts to the Law Ukraine "On civil service" was positively evaluated by SIGMA experts. Experts noted that due to the efficient work of the NAUCS for 4 months were developed regulations that promote civil service reform in line with European principles of public administration.

SIGMA programme experts, representatives of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service, Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the standards of the European Union, members of the Expert Advisory Board on Civil Service Reform at National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service and others took part in the working meetings.

For reference: the SIGMA programme (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management) – is considered to be one of the most prestigious analytical centers of the European Union. It was organized with the initiative of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union. The goal of the programme establishment was to support the countries of the Central and Eastern Europe in improving the system of public administration. The programme above mentioned plays the key role in preparation the candidate countries to the European Union accession.

Support of the SIGMA programme in the area of modernization of public administration can be carried out by means of:

  • administrative structures analysis;
  • development and implementation of administrative system reforms;
  • analysis of the draft laws and programmes suggested;
  • training organization and information;

preparation of technical assistance action plans.

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