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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCorruption Prevention and Combating Bureau has realized structural reforms. As part of structural reforms, an unnamed department and multiple posts have been liquidated. In the place of the liquidated department, KNAB has established an Information Analysis Department.

As mentioned in KNAB’s announcement, the goal of this reorganization is to optimize its structure and make its function more effective. Said changes will help enhance KNAB’s analytical work.

KNAB does not reveal the name of the liquidated department and the names of laid-off workers. The only information available on this matter suggests that KNAB workers from the liquidated department will be evaluated by a special commission to see if they can be employed in the new department. This commission was formed following an order from the Chief of KNAB.

The reorganization is explained with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis’ order concerning KNAB that was approved yesterday. Based on this order, Yaroslav Strelchenok, Chief of KNAB, ordered changes to the added to the bureau’s structure, list of employees and posts.

Evaluation of the possible changes to KNAB’s structure began in 2014. A work group was formed to assess the work organization within KNAB and provide recommendations to its chief.

The work group concluded that KNAB had failed to allocate financial resources to improve its analytical work. The same applied to additional posts. With that, it was suggested forming a structural unit to help improve analytical work.

The suggestion was not taken into account. To ensure completion of the Organized Crime Prevention and Combating Plan and improve the capacity of KNAB’s analytical work, the decision was made to carry out structural changes within the bureau.

KNAB claims that structural change, including the liquidation of certain posts and creation of an Information Analysis Department, helped realize recommendations provided by OECD.

Structural changes are planned to be realized by 31 August.

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