National Agency of Ukraine for Civil Service

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National Agency of Ukraine for Civil Service
Національне агентство України з питань державної служби
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Agency overview
Formed2 April 1994
Preceding agency
  • Main Department of the State Service (1994-2011)
JurisdictionGovernment of Ukraine
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The National Agency of Ukraine for Civil Service (Natsderzhsluzhba) (Ukrainian: Національне агентство України з питань державної служби) is a central executive government institution, established for developing and implementing of coherent policy and functional administration of civil service. The agency is supervised and coordinated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine through the Secretariat of the Cabinet (formerly Ministry of the Cabinet of Ministers). In July 2011 the agency was reorganized into an independent body with a special status.

The institution of Civil Service of Ukraine was established by the Law of Ukraine "On Civil Service" which came into the force on 1 January 1994. The Law regulates public relations embracing activity of the state on creation of legal, organizational, economic, social conditions for citizens of Ukraine to realize their right for civil service. It determines the general principles of activity and the status of civil servants.

The Civil Service is a mechanism to ensure the stability, reliability of constitutional order and make state management well established, competent and professional. As a part of power hierarchy it serves as a major factor for establishment of civilized state order, integration of all power branches and creation of professional team for work in state administration bodies. Civil servants are appealed for professional execution of practical tasks for ensuring social and political as well as legal ground for relations between citizens and state institutions. The agency is composed of 6 structural divisions with 121 civil servants.

Main functions[edit]

  • Policy formulation and implementation
  • Functional administration
  • Methodological guidance of the HR units
  • Control for implementation of legislation on civil service
  • Adherence of unified requirements to candidates for civil service
  • Training and professional development

Internal structure[edit]

  • Department of Organizational and Analytical Support of the Head and HR Management
  • Government and Local Self-Government Officials Department
  • Civil Service Policy Analysis and Strategic Development Department
  • Legal Department
  • Civil Servants and Self-Government Officials Training Department
  • Control and Audit Department
  • Organizational, Record-Keeping and Control Department
  • Administrative Department


  • 27 regional branches[1]

Subsidiary institutions:

HRM at civil service[edit]

  • Appointments on the competitive basis
  • The probation period for the period up to two months
  • The personnel reserve created in the government institutions
  • 7 categories and 15 ranks (1-15)
  • Rank corresponds to the position, qualification and performance
  • Criteria for classification: legal status and level of the institution, ambit and nature of the competencies, role and place of the position within the structure

Draft Law of Ukraine 'On Civil Service' (revised version)[edit]

  • Principles of the public-legal regulation of civil service
  • Clear delineation of political and administrative positions
  • Principles of political neutrality and loyalty
  • Principle of professionalism and transparency of civil service
  • Principles of Integrity
  • Principles of stable and socially protected civil service

Key priorities of the civil service development[edit]

  • Formation of the new institutional capacity for the professional re-training of civil servants and the development of the top civil service
  • Development of the integrated infrastructure of information system regarding the civil service
  • Introduction of the modern approaches to the HR management in the system of civil service
  • Drafting legislation on civil service issues and preparation of its implementation
  • Enhancement of the institutional capacity of the central executive agencies, needed for the adaptation of the national legislation to the EU standards
  • Enhancement of the international cooperation in the area of civil service and public administration
  • Improvement of the system and structure of the central executive agencies

International cooperation law base, 2003-2009[edit]

Year State Total
of treaties
2003  People's Republic of China 1
2004 World Bank 1
2005  Poland 1
2006  Latvia  Lithuania  United Kingdom  France 4
2007  Tajikistan  Denmark  Kyrgyzstan  Ireland 4
2008  Poland  Azerbaijan  Canada  Italy 4
2009  Greece 1

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