Author: Nino Tsukhishvili
IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 (OSF)
The effective remuneration system of civil servants is an important precondition in the process of establishing transparent and accountable civil service, which requires preparing a common state policy of civil servants’ remuneration, adopting detailed regulations by law and implementing them in public service. Analysis of international practice shows that states will pay much attention to civil servants’ remuneration and ensure detailed legislative regulations of its all aspects.
The regulation of civil servants’ remuneration is problematic in Georgia, because the common standard of defining civil servants’ remuneration is not defined and a systematic financial promotion system with regard to bonuses based on an equal performance appraisal of all civil servants is not established by law.
The purpose of the research is to analyze the legislations of the Member States of the European Union (Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic) concerning the remuneration systems of civil servants and compare them to Georgian legislative framework in this regard. The research contains three chapters. The first chapter will analyze the main factors influencing the civil servants’ remuneration system, such as the model of the civil service chosen by the state and the legal status of an individual employed in civil service. The second chapter will discuss the main principles of legal regulation and its legal forms. The third chapter will consider the legislative regulations defining the civil servants’ remuneration (salary, allowances and bonuses), their legal grounds and will discuss criteria of civil servants’ performance appraisal. As a conclusion, the research will present recommendations for improving civil servants’ remuneration system in Georgia.
In conclusion, we will present the following recommendations for establishing effective remuneration system of civil servants in Georgia:
These recommendations will provide to establish an effective remuneration system of civil servants, stimulate public employees as well as support transparency of the spending of state finances and increase confidence to public authorities in the society.
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