Assisting the legal drafting team of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia in adoption of the Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions
PMCG, as part of the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, in the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, assisted the legal drafting team of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia in the adoption of the Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions.
The Government of Georgia identified the need for a comprehensive reform of Georgia’s civil service and elaborated a new Law on Civil Service which was adopted on 27 October 2015. The new law will introduce a number of changes to the spheres of organizational structure, administration and management, including the new ranking system.
Transitional provisions of the new Law on Civil Service demands the Government of Georgia (GoG) to adopt primary and secondary legislation, including the Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions.
A Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions, which is to be adopted prior to 1 September 2016, will establish a legal framework to address the challenges of deregulation and develop a fair remuneration policy which ensures efficient spending of state funds and also rewards professionalism.
The objective of this assignment is to provide advice and assistance to the legal drafting team of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia in elaboration and adoption of the Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions.
PMCG team has delivered following activities:
- Thorough review and analysis of the current state of affairs in the public sector of Georgia with a particular focus on the remuneration system of civil servants as well as the new Law of Georgia on the Civil Service (adopted by the parliament of Georgia on 27 October 2015)
- In close engagement with the CSB, elaboration of a detailed methodology and work plan for the given tasks, including timelines, outputs and responsibilities
- Assisting CSB to develop terms of reference for a Working Group to be convened by CSB to support the development of a draft Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions
- Participation in the CSB Working Group meetings held during the period of this consultancy
- In close cooperation with the CSB, elaboration of recommendations for development of a uniform remuneration system in line with the general principles formulated in the new Law on Civil Service
- Assisting the legal drafting team of the Civil Service Bureau with the elaboration of the draft Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions
- Development of a report on the technical assistance provided to the CSB with a detailed description of the process and results
USAID has awarded Tetra Tech ARD with a 5-year contract under the Office of Democracy and Governance, whose purpose is to support the Government of Georgia in strengthening overall transparency, accountability and effectiveness of selected governance and service delivery systems.
GGI’s work targets the legislative and executive branches at both the central and local government levels. To ensure greater government accountability, GGI works with government and civil society representatives to enhance public participation and disseminate public information about key reforms. This activity addresses the Governing Justly and Democratically Objective of U.S. Government Foreign Assistance, and especially the promotion of well-governed states and civil society areas.
The objectives of GGI are to improve administrative and financial management of public institutions at all levels, to increase civic engagement and improve access to independent, reliable and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance, to strengthen policy development and lawmaking processes and to strengthen institutional oversight of government.
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