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The Institute of Civil Service (ICS)

The Institute of Civil Service (ICS)

The Institute of Civil Service was established in the structure of the Academy of  Public Administration in 2000 under the orders from the President of the Republic of Belarus. While visiting the Academy of Public Administration, A G. Lukashenko set the task of transforming it into a modern educational center for training administrative personnel at the highest international levels of excellence.

In accordance with the new Charter approved by Decree No. 41 of 26 January 2001 of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the Academy of Public Administration attained the status of a leading state higher education establishment in the system of training, retraining and advanced training of the administrative personnel of governmental agencies, executive personnel and specialists of the national economy.

The development of the system of providing high-quality education in the field of public administration has become the primary objective of the Academy. Its high status gave the Academy relative independence in choosing the direction and content of educational policy in view of the dynamics of social and economic development of the Republic, current and prospective requirements of governmental bodies and public administration agencies.

To meet these objectives a new organizational structure of the Academy was developed on systematic and functional principles. The advantage of this structure was the succession of levels of training; specialization of institutes, departments and faculty members at certain stages of administrative training; scientific expertise; participation of chief executive officers and leading specialists from state agencies in the academic projects.

A new stage of development of the Institute of Civil Service began in 2011. The process of optimizing the structure of the Academy of Public Administration brought about changes in the composition of the Institute of Civil Service. These changes were caused by underlying tendencies in the system of education; the adoption of the Code of Education of the Republic of Belarus; the optimization of the structure of education; the 2009 Decree No. 275 of the President of the Republic of Belarus “On certain measures to improve training, retraining and advanced training of administrative personnel.” Subject to the Charter of the Academy of Public Administration, approved by this Decree, the Institute of Civil Service carries out specialized training, retraining and professional development of top administrative personnel, its reserve, at the first stage of higher education. Since 2013 the Institute has comprised the Faculty of Training and Retraining, and the Faculty of Advanced Training.

V. Hermenchuk, Candidate of Sciences in history; A. Titovitskaya, Candidate of Sciences in pedagogy; V. Halteev, Candidate of Sciences in history; P. Pyotukh, Candidate of Sciences in technology; A. Morova, Doctor of Sciences in economics; and N. Schiokin, Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy were in charge of the Institute.

At present Sergei Shauruk, Candidate of Sciences in history, the Vice-Rector for academic work, heads the Institute for Civil Service and is responsible for maintaining a high standard of teaching and research.
Andrey Tsobkalo, Candidate of Sciences in history, is the Deputy Director of the Institute of Civil Service and Dean of the Faculty of Training and Retraining.

The Council of the Institute of Civil Service is the principal executive and policy-making collegiate body of the Institute, comprising the high officers of the Institute, heads of the departments, faculty and student members. The Council has overall responsibility for administration, defining the Institute’s mission and planning its work.

The Council of the Institute of Civil Service within their competence make decisions on organizing and improving the quality of instruction; assess educational programs; examine scientific and innovation projects; discuss issues of target recruitment based on the state order to train, retrain and develop the competence of administrative personnel; new specialties; debate procedures for filling faculty positions and rewarding the staff for their outstanding work; and consider any additional matters which need to be addressed.

On 29 April 2015 in the President’s Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, speaking about the state personnel policy, Alexander G. Lukashenko pointed out that one of the priority tasks is developing the personnel for the state apparatus. Highly trained personnel who received modern education, those who are familiar with global processes, acquired extensive expertise in international markets, should be recruited for civil service.
To pursue its mission of training highly skilled professionals for state bodies and organizations of the republic and local authorities, the faculty of the Institute of Civil Service are systematically carrying out this important task. The Institute regularly attracts leading public figures to give lectures, attend seminars and consult staff.

At present the Institute of Civil Service implements educational programs for training, retraining and advanced training in the field of administration by taking into account top priorities of social and economic development of the Republic of Belarus, goals and functions of state bodies and organizations, and qualification requirements for occupying official state positions.

One of the priority tasks of the Institute of Civil Service is to train, retrain and further develop administrative personnel, equipping them with capabilities needed to operate in today’s political and business environment to resolve the challenges facing the modern world.

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