Gov't extends Hollander's tenure

PM calls on "outstanding candidates" to head the Civil Service.

May 23, 2010 14:19
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Vicar 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)


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The government decided to extend Shmuel Hollander's tenure as Civil Service Commissioner by four months in Sunday's cabinet meeting, contradicting a previous announcement that Hollander will leave the job in June.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu proposed that Hollander continue his service in the position he has held for the past 14 years, in order to allow for the approval of a two-year budget. The only cabinet member to oppose the move was Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch.

Netanyahu informed the Cabinet that he intends to lead structural and organizational changes in the public sector and integrate into it the internet and information revolution, in order to improve service to citizens and make it more efficient. 
To this end, he called on outstanding candidates, from both the public and private sectors, to submit their candidacies for the post of Civil Service Commissioner in order to be at the forefront of the implementation of this important organizational change.

Netanyahu asked Prime Minister's Office Director-General Eyal Gabai to examine the possibility of establishing a search committee to recommend three worthy candidates for the post of Civil Service Commissioner.  The Prime Minister said that the public sector is currently 42% of the GNP and added that he intends to reduce this proportion.

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