President signs law excluding heads of local administrations from category of civil servants
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed law No. 7126, which was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament last week, regarding the introduction of amendments to some laws on certain issues of civil service.
"The law has been signed... [The document was] returned with a signature from the president on November 13, 2017," reads a report posted on the parliament's website on Monday, November 13.
At the same time, as of noon on November 13, there was no information on the president's website regarding the signing of the law.
As reported, on November 9, the Verkhovna Rada passed law No. 7126 excluding the heads of local administrations and their deputies from the category of civil servants.
The document, in particular, provides for changes in the law on civil service, according to which the posts of heads of local state administrations and their deputies will not be posts of civil service. Thus, Ukraine's law on civil service will not apply to the heads of local state administrations and their deputies.
At the same time, the bill adopted by parliament as a whole foresees that categories of posts of civil service will include the heads and deputy heads of structural subdivisions of local state administrations and offices of local administrations.
At the same time, according to the adopted amendments to the law on civil service, Article 91 on the peculiarities of civil service in certain state bodies will apply to the heads of central executive government bodies that are not members of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as to their deputies.
In addition, these amendments stipulate that the heads of central executive government bodies who are not members of the Cabinet of Ministers and their deputies will be appointed and dismissed by the government in the manner prescribed by law.
These changes also removed the provision from Article 91 that the heads of local state administrations are appointed and dismissed by the president on the proposal of the Cabinet of Ministers, and the proposals on candidates for these posts are submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers by the commission following a competitive selection.