Head of the Civil Service

From Encyklopedia Administracji Publicznej

HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE – a central government administration body reporting directly to the President of the Council of Ministers, also appointed and dismissed by him. HoCS is the competent body in cases of → civil service. A candidate for the position of HoCS does not have to be a member of the civil service corps. In the Polish government administration, the HoCS was created in 1996, then the body did not exist in years 2006-2009 (during that time its competences were taken over by the Head of the Chancellery of the President of the Council of Ministers). Services for the HoCS are provided by the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Particular tasks of the HoCS include, among others: ensuring compliance with the rules of the service, directing the process of human resources management, gathering information about the corps, preparing draft normative acts, monitoring and supervising the use of funds, planning, organising and supervising central training, disseminating information, conducting international cooperation, creating a human resources management strategy project in the corps (→ Civil Service Council) [ B. Springer ].

Literature: G. Rydlewski, Służba cywilna w Polsce. Przegląd rozwiązań na tle doświadczeń innych państw i podstawowe akty prawne [Civil service in Poland. Overview of solutions based on the experience of other countries and basic legal acts], Warszawa 2001.