The contest committee on the highest level of state service selected secretaries for eight Ministries on December, 6-8. The National Agency of the State Service informed this.
So, the state secretaries will start their jobs at 14 Ministries in the new year.
Pavlo Polyansky won the competition for the state secretary position at the Ministry of Education and Science. Previously, he worked as a Deputy Minister.
Deputy Ministers – heads of the administrations became the state secretaries at the Ministry of Regional Development – Maxym Malashkin, at the Ministry of Social Policy – Viktor Ivankevych, at the Ministry of Defense – Colonel General Oleksander Dublian and the Ministry of the Occupied Territories – Serhiy Zlakoman.
Hanna Onishchenko was selected for the Ministry of Justice. She is a worker at the Cabinet of Ministers since 2014. And she worked as a lawyer for private firms, before.
Natalia Sholoyko was selected the state secretary of the Ministry of Health. For the moment, she is a Deputy Director of registration of pharmacological surveillance at the state enterprise “State Expert Center”.
Andriy Zayets’, the Middle East and Africa Department Director, will work as a secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Before, he was an ambassador in several African countries.
All candidates for the Ministry of Youth and Sports had failed the test and were not invited for an interview.
Every one of the state secretaries selected had a substitute candidate in case of his/her dismissal.
Initially, the state secretaries were appointed to six agencies: the Ministry of the Infrastructure – Andriy Galushchak, the Ministry of Economy – Olexiy Perevezentsev, the Ministry of Culture – Rostyslav Karandeev, the Ministry of Information Policy – Artem Bidenko, the Ministry of Interior – Olexiy Takhtai, and the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry – Maxym Nemchynov.
The state secretary is a new administrative post in Ukraine at every Ministry. They are reporting to the Ministers and controlled by them. They will manage the administration office, organize current work of a Minister and the Ministry. This post will help to divide the political and administrative functions of the Head of a Ministry.