Implementation of new model of civil service
The first direction of the Nation's Plan “100 concrete steps” is aimed at forming a professional state apparatus which is 15 steps, of which 11 are implemented (1-4, 8-14), 3 are on the execution (5, 6, 15), 1 is postponed (7). In the implementation of step 1 a career model of civil service was introduced, which modernized the procedure for admission to civil service. Now candidates admitting civil service for the first time and having no work experience start their professional activities from the bottom positions in the common competition. For 4 months of 2017 1,982 citizens admitted to primary levels of civil service, of which 1,158 citizens are employed by local executive bodies, 824 by the central state bodies. In the implementation of step 2 admission is legislated with regard to competencies.
For this purpose, an automated system for personal qualities evaluation was introduced.
During 4 months of 2017 4,821 people passed personal qualities’ evaluation, 75.03% received results above the risk zones for all personal qualities.
In pursuance of step 3, the Law “On Civil Service in the Republic of Kazakhstan” introduced a three-stage selection system: for admission to civil service candidates are tested in knowledge of legislation, personal qualities evaluation, as well as pass interview in a state body for profile knowledge.
It is worth noting that first two stages are centralized in Agency's system which allows the Agency to strengthen its role in formation of the state apparatus.
From the beginning of the year 10,800 people took part in first stage of testing for knowledge of legislation from which 46.01% (4,969 people) received positive mark.
During the reporting period state bodies conducted 5,016 interviews, following which 4,238 people were appointed.
In order to implement step 4 compulsory requirement for the first time admitting to civil service candidates was the establishment of probationary period by the formula “3 + 3” with assigning a mentor and elaborating an individual adaptation plan.
From the beginning of the year 2,066 civil servants pass the probationary period under the “3 + 3” scheme. For 17 civil servants, the probationary period was prolonged to 6 months.
The implementation of Steps 5 and 6 is based on the introduction of a system for evaluating civil servants based on the results.
In this regard, methods for evaluating civil servants were approved, individual plans were elaborated and a list of commissioners for evaluation of political civil servants was approved by the Presidential Decree.
After attestation starting from 2018 results of evaluation will be the basis for assignment of bonuses.
In addition, work on development of Factor-mark scale of wage system is underway.
Implementation of the 7-th step was delayed until 2018 (decision of the National Commission from December 23, 2015).
By the Ministry of National Economy legal and financial conditions of payment of regional coefficients in view of best international practices are being examined.
In order to implement step 8 the Law provides norm to ensure rotating civil servants with service housing without the right of privatization.
In current year 149 civil servants of Corps B will be rotated, of which 45 are employed in local executive bodies, 104 in central state bodies.
In pursuance of step 9 to systematize professional development of civil servants, the Law stipulates training of civil servants at least once every three years.
Training programs at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan were updated. Leading international experts from Singapore, USA, Italy and South Korea were involved in this work. The experience of the Nazarbayev University was actively used.
Project education with use of situational practical tasks was introduced.
Training courses consider specifics and sectorial needs of the state body, and also orient listeners to professionalism and ethics.
Since the beginning of this year 5,203 state employees of various levels have retrained and upgraded their qualifications.
Within the 10-th step career promotion of employees is carried out by internal competition in compliance with the principles of competitiveness and with experience in subordinate positions.
This allowed strengthening the principle of meritocracy.
As a result of completed internal competitions 1,493 civil servants were appointed to 2,912 positions of some state body, including 655 (57.3%) civil servants from lower to higher positions.
As a result of completed internal competitions among civil servants of all state bodies for 1,430 positions 355 people were appointed, of whom 166 (46.7%) from the lower to higher positions.
The share of observers and experts in competitive procedures was 82.7%.
To implement the 11-th step, the possibility of hiring foreign employees in state bodies on the basis of decision of the National Commission on Personnel Policy was introduced.
A legal basis for attracting through a common competition specialists from private sector and citizens of Kazakhstan, who are employees of international organizations was developed.
Since the beginning of the year, 251 people were accepted to civil service from private sector. This ensured balance, openness and competitiveness of career model.
In order to implement step 12 the Presidential Decree approved a new Code of Ethics for civil servants, which regulates their behavior standards.
All central state bodies and akimats of oblasts assigned ethics commissioners.
The main values of ethical standards are high culture of relationships, prevention of unethical behavior, as well as intolerance to corruption.
They are realized through a set of measures implemented by the Agency, the Academy of Public Administration and ethics commissioners.
Since the beginning of the year 247 civil servants and citizens appealed to ethics commissioners and were consulted by them, in particular 37 people in central state bodies and 210 people in local executive bodies.
367 seminars and round tables were held to explain the Code of Ethics and anti-corruption legislation, including 218 in central state bodies, and 149 in local executive bodies. In total 357 publications and television stories in media were released.
Within 13-th step the Law “On Counteracting Corruption” was adopted, which was extended to the quasi-public sector as well.
The Agency has established the Department on Anti-Corruption Policy in its structure, the main activities of which are:
- anti-corruption monitoring;
- analysis of corruption risks;
- formation of anti-corruption culture.
Also the National bureau was established.
In accordance with 14-th step the Law “On Civil Service in the Republic of Kazakhstan” is also extended to law enforcement officers.
Now candidates for law enforcement bodies together with civil servants are tested in the Agency (for knowledge of legislation and evaluation of personal qualities).
From the beginning of the year 6,873 citizens admitting to law enforcement service for the first time took part in testing for knowledge of legislation, of which 41.32% (2,840 people) received positive marks.
In addition, 2,791 people passed the evaluation of personal qualities, of which 67.11% (1,873 people) scored above the risk zones for all personal qualities.
Within the 15-th step, the work on practical implementation of the Decree of the Head of State on the attestation of employees of Corps B has started.
Since February 1 this year 66,580 people were tested for evaluation of personal competency.
According to the results of testing 18,982 people (28.5%) received excellent results; 45,422 (68.2%) effective results; 2,089 (3.1%) satisfactory results; 87 (0.1%) minimal results.
On March 15, the work of the High Attestation Commission was completed.
In total 1,139 civil servants of leading level of Corps B passed interviews in the High Attestation Commission.
Summing up the meetings in respect of 973 (85%) employees decisions were taken on compliance with occupied positions, 130 employees (11%) were recommended for promotion at work, 36 employees (3%) - for reduction in position.
Also, interviews by second-level attestation commissions are continued.
Decisions on the results of interviews were made with respect to 26,570 people, of which correspond to occupied position and are recommended for promotion in position - 8.4% (2,230 people); correspond to occupied position - 90% (23,904 people); do not correspond to occupied position and are recommended for reduction in position - 1.4%, does not correspond to occupied state position and are recommended to be dismissed - 0.2%.
Based on the results of interviews in third-level attestation commissions, decisions were made in respect to 11,110 people, of which correspond to occupied position and are recommended for promotion in position - 7.5% (833 people); correspond to occupied position - 91.3% (10,145 people), do not correspond to occupied position and are recommended for reduction in position - 1.1% (117 people), do not correspond to occupied state position and are recommended to be dismissed - 0.1% (15 people).
Attestation of other civil servants is continued.