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Three contenders remain for the post of chief of Latvia’s State Revenue Service

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe personnel selection committee responsible for picking the best candidate for the post of director general of the State Revenue Service has decided to progress towards the third phase of the process, as confirmed by Cabinet of Ministers.

In the second phase contenders each explained their motivation to take this post, presented their vision for the development of SRS and answered questions regarding the structure and function of state administration, budget planning, SRS fields of expertise and administrative processes, the Cabinet of Ministers explains.

«In the last phase of the selection process, contenders will be evaluated by personnel management specialists, who will check contenders’ competences and then prepare a report. Once members of the committee have assessed all available information, the winner of the selection process will be announced. Once the finalist has been picked, officials will collect information from at least seven people about the candidate and perform an in-depth analysis of possible reputation risks,» representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers say.

The finalist will then be recommended to the finance minister, who will then decide on submitting the candidate’s name for approval to the Cabinet of Ministers. If the chosen candidate receives enough support from the government, they will be approved in the post for a five-year term.

As previously reported, the personnel selection commission responsible for picking the best candidate for the post of director general of the State Revenue Service has picked six contenders for the second stage of the selection process.

Based on the submitted documents, members of the commission will evaluate contenders in accordance with requirements and their professional skills. The commission will also perform a reputation risk analysis, as confirmed by State Chancellery.

«The six contenders will meet with members of the commission and specialists as part of the second phase of the process. They will explain their motivation and present their vision for the development of the State Revenue Service. During the process contenders will answer ten questions in regards to the structure of state administration, as well as basic functions, budget planning, administrative process and the primary activities performed by SRS,» the chancellery explains.

Personnel selection specialists will pick contenders for the third phase of the process. They will evaluate contenders’ management skills.

At the end of the process, qualified contenders will be proposed to the country’s finance minister, who will be the one to make the decision as to whether or not to pass their candidacy for approval to the Cabinet of Ministers. If the approved candidate receives the necessary amount of support from the government, they will be approved in this post for five years.

It should be added that the personnel selection commission is led by Jānis Citskovskis – director of State Chancellery.


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