The Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Branko Ružić, held discussions today with the delegation of the International Monetary Fund, led by Jan Kees Martijn, mostly about progress achieved in human resources management.

Ružić explained that the Government of the Republic of Serbia was monitoring the number of employees in state administration bodies through the staffing plan for state administration bodies adopted by the Government. “Every year, in the process of preparing the budget, authorities also prepare a personnel plan which envisages the number of employees for an indefinite and definite period of time and the number of new trainees. The goal is for the Government to adopt a complete personnel plan for all bodies that shall respond to needs and be harmonized with the possibilities of the budget”, indicated Ružić.

He stressed that the same mechanism applies to local self’-governments, which adopt a staffing plan in line with their budgets, but also that a similar mechanism is envisaged for public services – health, education, social protection, culture and sports – where line ministries shall consider individual personnel plans of institutions, determine needs and submit a unified personnel plan to the Government of the Republic of Serbia for adoption.

The Minister announced that the Law on Salaries of Civil Servants and. General Service Employees would be prepared next year and by-laws would adopted for the implementation of all laws adopted so far for which implementation has been postponed, pointing out the Regulation on Coefficients for Posts from the Catalogue of Job Posts. “We are in the final part of discussions with departments about the need to innovate the existing Catalogue. Behind us are discussions with unions on the level of coefficients in the new Regulation, which are now the subject of analysis, after which a new series of talks with social partners on wage reform shall follow”, stated Ružić, adding that together with the Ministry of Finance work was being performed on analyzing the effects of these coefficients on the possible salary for each post at the time of transition to the new system.


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