The status of the Civil Servant and Rules of Ethics in Public Administration efficacy in preserving the integrity of civil servants and preventing corruption: the case of Albania

Eralda Çani
Abstract:
Since several years already, a public law has been adopted in the Republic of Albania on the civil servants as well as their ethics in workplace. Integrity of civil servants and prevention of corruption are two key elements needed highly required from the latter aiming at serving the public interest at best. The legislation is a key measure to reach such a goal. This papers aims at assessing the efficacy of the two main laws, the status of civil service and rules of ethics for such a pursue and their consistency with best international practices of provisions of civil service legislation related to recruitment, promotion, job security, the independence and capacity of the body/bodies responsible for oversight, including OECD/SIGMA and Council of Europe recommendations. The paper presents several suggestions, according to which either the integrity of civil service recruitment should be better monitored or several legislation amendments are needed.

Keywords:
civil servants, ethics, integrity, corruption, international standards

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