“Moja uprava” (“My administration”) – for more transparent recruitment in the state organs

Institute Alternative (IA) will launch a new website by the end of the month, which will facilitate the process of reporting problems as well as sharing experiences acquired during application process for a job in state administration.

Website mojauprava.me will be launched within the project ”State Administration in Montenegro – Equal for All”, financially supported by the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica.

In addition to the interactive component that will allow citizens to report problems when it comes to employment in state administration, this website will contain a graphical presentation of the key steps in the application and verification capabilities for a specific job, as well as mechanisms to protect the rights of candidates for jobs in government authorities.

Its launch is part of the efforts of the Institute Alternative to contribute to transparent and consistent application of the Law on Civil Servants and State Employees, which started from 1 January 2013, and whose main aim was to establish a system of recruitment and promotion in state administration based on merit.

IA prepares an annual monitoring report, which will provide a summary of the key issues and challenges in the second year of implementation of the Law on Civil Servants and State Employees, especially when it comes to methods of promotion and appointment to positions in the state administration.

Extremely broad interpretation of elders’ discretion right when it comes to selection of candidates to jobs, the practical impossibility of promotion of civil servants and employees, frequent formal omissions in the field of human resources management, according to the IA, are among the key obstacles to the professionalization of the Montenegrin state administration. At the same time, they are also the main factors limiting the scope of the Law on Civil Servants and State Employees, which imposes the necessity of redefining certain legal solutions.

Milena Milošević
Public Policy Researcher

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