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February 2011

 File n°78 

The Human Resources Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Key Points

    The Human Resources Department which was created in November 2010, replaced the former Personnel Department. It is a joint department answering both to the Secretary General of the National Assembly and the Secretary General of the Questure. It is made up of three units: staff career management and training; administration and labour relations; recruitment and working conditions.

See also file 68

 

    The Human Resources Department is in charge of the recruitment, management, training and career development of the National Assembly staff – some 1,260 civil servants and approximately 100 contract workers. The Director of the department is also in charge of relations with staff representatives and unions.

    This department was created in November 2010, following a request submitted by the Bureau of the National Assembly regarding the establishment of a department fully devoted to human resources management to be placed under the authority of the two secretaries general. Its staff includes 1 director, 3 heads of unit, 10 deputy advisers, 11 secretaries and 4 porters.

    I. – THE STAFF CAREER MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING UNIT

    This unit is in charge of optimizing the use of human resources. Its remit includes the following tasks: managing and planning future staff numbers, posts and skills; developing career plans and studies including internal and external mobility. It is also in charge of designing and implementing a vocational training program adapted to projected staff management requirements.

    II. – THE ADMINISTRATION AND LABOUR RELATIONS UNIT

    This unit manages all statutory provisions regarding salaries and working conditions, implements and publicizes all individual decisions made in these areas and covers all relations with trade unions and staff representatives, including their election process. It is also in charge of all matters regarding internal communication.

    III. – THE RECRUITMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS UNIT

    This unit plans and organizes all the competitive examinations for permanent posts at the National Assembly. At present, there are 90 different examinations to fill positions in the 5 general branches (advisers, deputy advisers, departmental secretaries, administrative secretaries and porters, together making up 80% of the overall staff) and the 21 specialized branches (verbatim debate drafters, security, computing, building, catering and medical staff). It is also in charge of training, both in-house and external.

    In addition, it manages the secretariat of the Health and Safety Committee and implements its recommendations, as well as covering all matters related to medical services.