From Encyklopedia Administracji Publicznej

RECRUITMENT – a legal mechanism (system) for employing public administration employees based on specific standards and guidelines. It is one of the most important elements of the human resources management process in public administration. According to standards of public service, those employed in public administration (e.g., in local government administration or as part of the → civil service corps) must pass the qualification procedure, which selects the best – professionals, specialists, predisposed to work in administration, reliable, loyal to the state and friendly to the citizen. The qualification procedure is designed to identify people with specific characteristics, knowledge and skills, which will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire executive apparatus of the state. The legal frameworks of organisation of r. for public administration in Poland are also determined by international regulations, executive acts, standards and guidelines defined, inter alia, in the EU Treaty, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the recommendations of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the status of public employees in Europe, the recommendations of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe defining the code of ethics for government officials. (→ right to access to public service; civil service; local government employees, official) [ K. Mroczka ].

Literature: J. Itrich-Drabarek, Uwarunkowania, standardy i kierunki zmian funkcjonowania służby cywilnej w Polsce na tle europejskim [Conditions, standards and directions of changes in the functioning of the civil service in Poland against the European background], Warszawa 2010 ■ K. Mroczka, Wpływ polityki zarządzania zasobami ludzkimi w służbie cywilnej na funkcjonowanie państwa [The impact of human resources management policies in the civil service on the functioning of the state], Warszawa 2015 ■ Wyrok Trybunału Konstytucyjnego z dnia 10 maja 2000 r. [Judgment of the Constitutional Tribunal of 10 May 2000], ref. no.: K.21/99, Journal of Laws (Dz.U.) 2000, No. 39, item 462, „Orzecznictwo Trybunału Konstytucyjnego Zbiór Urzędowy” 2000, no. 4.