Georgian presidential administration begins staff restructuring process

Staff for the presidential administration is halved according to the new constitution of Georgia, as Georgia became the fully parliamentary republic. Photo: Salome Zurabishvili’s press office., 11 Jan 2019 - 12:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian presidential administration is undergoing a staff restructuring, which will cut the number of employees within the body to 60.

The restructuration will be carried out in two stages.  

During the first stage, which will begin on 15 January, vacancies will be announced for all positions within the presidential administration for all current employees.

During the second stage of the process, which will begin on 15 February, those who meet the necessary criteria and have higher qualifications will be re-employed at the presidential administration, while others will be offered jobs at other state institutions.

President Salome Zurabishvili’s Spokeswoman Khatia Moistsrapishvili explained that the number of staff must be decreased per the new Georgian constitution.

The total number of the president’s staff must be 60,” Moistsrapishvili says, which means that the number of employees of the presidential administration will be halved.

Moistsrapishvili said that the Public Service Bureau of Georgia will try to find jobs at state bodies and agencies for those who will have to leave the presidential administration.

Should individuals refuse offers, they will receive compensation worth three months of their salaries at the presidential administration.