Minister Shaqiri Addresses Event "Corruption Vulnerability Assessment of Employment Policies and Procedures, with Special Focus on Nepotism, Clientelism and Cronyism"

 

Today, the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Jeton Shaqiri, addressed the event "Assessment of Corruption Vulnerability of Corruption in Employment Policies and Procedures, with Particular Focus on Nepotism, Clientelism and Cronyism" organized by Transparency International and the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption, and supported by the Dutch Embassy. The event included discussions on current state-of-affairs and challenges institutions are faced with, as significant actors in the fight for prevention and repression of corruption and the most pressing societal vice.

In his address, Minister Shaqiri focused on the Public Administration Reform Strategy whose goal is to have expert, professional and departisanized administration.

"In the past three years, the Ministry of Information Society and Administration intensively worked on implementation of the measure: Decrease of the Risks of Politization by Introduction of Distinct Criteria and Transparency in Selection of Best Employment and Promotion Candidates. Several activities were conducted and implemented: analysis of the application of the Law on Administrative Servants (LAS) and the Law on Public Sector Employees (LPSE) and preparation of proposals for amending the legislation, with a view to minimize risks of influence and subjectivism and to enhance transparency of the process of employment and promotion of administrative servants“, said Minister Shaqiri.

According to the minister, the Proposed Law Amending the Law on Administrative Servants and the Proposed Law Amending the Law on Public Sector Employees have been available on SNER for the past year and have resulted from a comprehensive debate between the Ministry with stakeholders, wherein representatives of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption unequivocally gave constructive imput.

"At present, the Ministry has a working group that will review proposed solutions. Hence, this Report with the findings and recommendations related to vulnerable points such as nepotism, cronyism and clientelism in procedures for selection and employment comes at the right time. I firmly believe that most of the recommendations will be carefully reviewed and covered under the new texts of the proposed laws on administrative servants and public sector employees“, said Minister Shaqiri.