Government faces tight deadlines on civil service reform and firings

The Administrative Reform Ministry is expected to submit to Parliament later this month a bill that will provide guidelines for the hiring of the heads of public organizations.

The legislation is part of the government’s commitments to the troika for the reform of the public sector ahead of the next review of the Greek program in June.

This process also includes completing the assessment of 206,000 civil servants, of whom 12,500 will be placed in a labor reserve and 2,000 will be sacked by June.

A total of 15,000 public sector workers will be dismissed by the end of next year. They will be replaced by new hires.