27 May 2015 Participants of the 12th meeting of the National Assembly Economic Caucus
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
12th Meeting of National Assembly Economic Caucus
At the meeting held on 27 May, the members of the Economic Caucus discussed the salaries and employment in the state administration/public sector and the proposed reforms.
Comparative analysis has shown that the number of public sector employees is seven to every hundred citizens, which is less than in other countries. The task Serbia was set by the IMF is to cut the number to six within the next three years, and Dr Kori Udovicki believes this could be solved through rationalisation rather than dismissal of employees.
On the other hand, compared to other countries Serbia spends more per employee mostly on needless bonuses given to employees in managerial positions, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Kori Udovicki.
She added that the public administration capacities also suffer from ministry reshufflings, opining that these require more realistic systematisation.
The participants of the meeting, members of the Economic Caucus, representatives of IRI, NALED, LIBEK and local self-government and the representatives of the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government discussed the reform at the local level and plans to rationalise the number of employees in public enterprises. They also discussed the possible introduction of job catalogue instead of the existing job systematisation, as well as the rationalisation plans for the education and healthcare sector.
The Head of the Economic Caucus, Prof. Dr Vladimir Marinkovic presided over the meeting.