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Methods to Improve Public Personnel Policies Discussed at Gaidar Forum 2017

The 8th Gaidar Forum, a key political and economic event in Russia, takes off in Moscow.

The Forum will host a panel discussion “Attaining Strategic Priorities: KPI and/or Personnel?” held on 13 January by ACIG Group of Companies and Center for Strategic Research Foundation.

Today, the pressing challenge for public administration is to apply strategic priorities for the country's development to daily activities of state and municipal authorities, to transit from instructive management to strategic management. This requires optimization of managerial performance, introduction of effective technologies in public administration and personnel management, refreshment of values by upgrading corporate culture.

The Presidential Decree “On the federal program “Reform and Development of the State Service of the Russian Federation (2009-2013)” introduced objectives of implementing effective technologies and modern personnel practices aimed at improving professional competence, motivation of civil servants and increase in effectiveness of their professional performance.

The panel suggests discussion on how this Decree and other similar presidential and governmental documents are put to practice and what challenges remain ahead. The meeting will highlight current trends in effective human resources policy in the context of strategic priorities; review best Russian practices for introduction of modern technologies in public personnel management.

The panel will be moderated by Aleksey Shipov, a partner of Alliance Consulting, and Maria Shklyaruk, head of the Institutions and Society division of the Center for Social Research Foundation. The discussion will be joined by Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Fomichev; First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin; Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation Andrey Chibis; Deputy Director of the Department of the State Policy in the Public and Municipal Services, Anti-Corruption, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation Leonid Vakhnin; Vice Governor of the Leningrad Oblast for Economy and Finance Dmitry Yalov; Chief of Governer’s Office of the Omsk Oblast Vladimir Kompaneyshikov; Minister of Economic Development of the Stavropol Krai Andrey Murga; Head of Administration of Municipal Entity “The City of Astrakhan” Oleg Polumordvinov; Advisor to the Rector, Moscow State University of Management under the Government of Moscow Alexey Potapkin; senior researcher at the Center for Public Policy and Public Administration of RANEPA Timur Atnashev.