The National Labor Court accepted the appeal of the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry, granting final approval of the ministry's appointment of Noah Shani as its internal comptroller, the ministry said Tuesday.
The ministry successfully appealed the ruling of the Regional Labor Court that the ministry had failed to first publish a tender for the position, arguing that regulation, in fact, allows the ministry to appoint a state worker of the same rank without a tender. The national court also found that the appointment was not the product of inappropriate considerations and that Shani - formerly Israel's economic representative in Japan and chief comptrolling manager in the State Comptroller's Office - did meet the position's required qualifications.
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