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Corruption office to be more involved in assessment of new SRS managers

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFrom now on, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau and Security Police will be more involved in evaluation of potential candidates for the post of director general of Latvia’s State Revenue Service, as State Chancellery director Jānis Citskovskis told 900 seconds programme of LNT in an interview.

Citskovskis said this is necessary to ensure a more serious evaluation of the reputation of potential candidates. Citskovskis did not mention, however, how exactly the resources of those institutions will be used.

The personnel selection process to find a suitable candidate for the post of director general of the State Revenue Service will last until August. Nevertheless, the application submission process will be long. The winner will be announced after Saeima elections, as previously reported by Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola.

The minister said the State Chancellery is currently looking for a new personnel selection company. Once a suitable company has been found, the new team in charge of candidate selection will review the list of criteria. A lot of time will be required for candidates to prepare for the selection process.

It is planned that the selection process may be organized at the end of July or beginning of August. «The decision for approval of a new SRS manager should be made after October’s Saeima election to reduce the pressure created by the pre-election period,» said the minister.

Acting director of SRS Dace Pelēkā said she has yet to decide if she wants to participate in the selection process. First she wants to see the requirements of the selection process. Reizniece-Ozola added that she would want someone from SRS management to participate to set a higher bar and ensure more competition.

When asked to evaluate the situation in the institution, Pelēkā expressed satisfaction that since 2015-2016, when SRS was suffering internal crisis, the things have settled down and improved. «Conspiracy theories about SRS often voiced in the public space are lies. The atmosphere in the institution is peaceful and employees know their duties well and are motivated to perform them appropriately,» said Pelēkā.


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