The Shadow Report assesses implementation of key civil service reforms in Ukraine as defined by the new version of the Civil Service Law adopted on 10 December 2015 and enacted on 1 May 2016. It focuses, primarily, on the civil servants’ political neutrality and professionalism, as well as their remuneration and performance.
The paper traces the progress made in the implementation of the above public policy measures between May 2016 and May 2017, as well as suggests certain further steps in this area.
This report is based only on the current civil service laws and regulations valid in the period between May 2016 and May 2017, in particular the Civil Service Law.
Even though the civil service associated bills and draft regulations, as well as related laws, such as on the Cabinet of Ministers and on the Central Executive Authorities, the legislation on local administrations and local self-governance were not in the focus of this publication, a comprehensive and high quality civil service reform is not possible without their amendment.
The preparation and presentation of analytical reports in the Shadow Report format is part of the project embodied by the Agency for Legislative Initiatives, supported by the USAID Rada Program: Responsible Accountable Democratic Assembly, implemented by the East Europe Foundation.