developed an optimization package, which includes reducing the number of subdivisions
of the justice system from the existing 45 to about 25. Moreover, we have
planned a 20% reduction of the number of the Central apparatus of the Justice Ministry.
To solve a double subordination problem we are planning to cut the quantity of managing
staff and enlarge our subdivisions," explained First Deputy Justice Minister
Natalia Sevostianova at a briefing at the Government
House, on January 20, thus announcing the beginning of the optimization of the
system of judicial bodies.
Besides, according to
her, not just the number of judicial system employees should be cut but their
efficiency verified and a competition opened to fill all vacant posts in the
provinces and districts throughout Ukraine.
To ensure openness and transparency of the process, Natalia Sevostianova
emphasized that to form a new
personnel policy Ernst & Young
company had been invited, that working on the labor market
First Deputy Justice Minister said
that there would be set up three subdivisions within the Ministry: a
Reform Committee of the Justice Ministry, a Human Resource Committee
of the Justice Ministry and a Monitoring center.
"A new HR
policy and the process to optimize the activity of the Justice Ministry bodies is just one among the elements of our judicial system reform", Natalia Sevostianova explained and added that a detailed plan for upgrading the judicial bodies would be
presented by the Minister this week.