On 31 March, RIA Novosti hosted a round table discussion on the theme: "New standards for training public servants", devoted to the introduction of modern HR operating methods. "How will training standards for public servants change? Will educational standards alter linked with the Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation?" - responses were given to these and other issues at the press centre of RIA Novosti by invited specialists from the Russian Federal Migration Service, the Russian Federal Service for Labour and Employment, the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and leading institutions of higher education.
The Centre for Regional Programmes to Enhance Public and Municipal Administration at IPAMM NRU HSE was represented at the round table discussion by Ilya Akishin, head of the division for the organisational and HR audit of public authorities.
G20 countries are cutting the numbers of public servants to raise the efficiency of those that remain. In Russia, experts believe that job cuts are not the solution to the problem: for public servants to operate more effectively, government departments should apply the same laws as in business.
On 3 April, as part of the XIV NRU HSE International Science Conference on economic and social development and under the auspices of the Open Government, a round table discussion was held on Public servants: working on the basis of principles of openness. In opening the discussion, Vice Rector of NRU HSE and member of the Expert Council of the Open Government Andrey KLIMENKO remarked that openness in this instance means, primarily, an assessment of the activity of public servants on the part of the end users of their services: the civilian society.
On 3 April, at the academic council of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Anastasia BOZHYA-VOLYA successfully defended her dissertation for the academic degree of candidate in economic sciences on the subject A system to assess and stimulate the performance of public servants.
The dissertation summarised international and domestic experience in assessing the performance of public servants and established a link between various assessment models and the features of the structure of state and politics in different countries.