Legislation to boost efficiency of civil servants
A new law altering the process of hiring public officials is in preparation by the Polish government, aiming to boost competitiveness and open up to specialists from the private sector, Polish daily Rzeczpospolita reported June 25, 2012.
The initial shape of the new legislation will be published in July. It aims introduce special bonuses and pay increases for the most hardworking and efficient replacing¬† annual bonuses paid to all civil servants holding contracts for an indefinite time.
Obtaining such an employment contract will also change. Currently officials are hired for an indefinite period of time after just one year of work. The new law will probably see the ?probation period? extended to three years.
New ¬†legislation will also enable professionals with no previous experience in public finances to be employed at high-level managerial positions. This solution was directly dictated by the government’s policy to open up to and attract the most talented specialists in the field of management and finances.
The current government believes these changes will boost competitiveness and efficiency amongst public servants.