In the framework of the civil service reform and restart of the work of ten ministries the Government seeks to upgrade human resources, to encourage new qualified specialists to join civil service aimed to improve the efficiency of government authorities and build a brand-new system of service provision. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the conference Current State and Prospects of Public Administration Reform in Ukraine which is taking place in Kyiv on Thursday.
"The Government has decided to launch the reform of ministries: ten ministries will embark on necessary changes inside their structure. Launching the process together with our European partners. Hopefully we can attract a thousand, maybe more than thousand new employees that will apply for new vacancies. They will meet the new requirements, they must have new modern competences that will allow government authorities to raise their efficiency. Most importantly we must build a new system of service delivery in our country", said Volodymyr Groysman.
Among the essential objectives of the Government, he reminded, is the establishment of an effective public administration system and overcoming the institutional weakness of the country, which has led to the decline in many areas over the past years. That is why, starting 1 May 2016 the Government triggered the civil service reform, and the basis for these changes, according to the Head of the Government, should be the quality of personnel and managerial decisions.
"A streamlined system of government, qualified human resources, a clear order of precedence in the formation of an efficient policy, the ability to think strategically and address the issues effectively – all these afford an opportunity for Ukraine to develop", said Volodymyr Groysman. He assures that professional civil servants can provide quality reforms, including land and pension reforms, those of education and health care, as well as privatization.
The Prime Minister thanked Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleksandr Sayenko for the coordination of the civil service reform, while the expert community and members of the society - for supporting this process.
"I want to reassure you that the Government is set up to quality changes. For us it is crucial to ensure government is composed of professionals who are competitive, highly skilled and able to efficiently do their job", highlighted Volodymyr Groysman.