ASTANA – On Aug. 4, over 100 civil servants from the Mangistau region attended a seminar in Aktau on integrated information systems and the role of new technologies in their work, including Kazakhstan’s new E-kyzmet integrated information system for civil service personnel management that is planned to be completed by the end of next year.
Representatives from more than 40 government agencies, including all five district akimats (local governments) as well as the Zhanaozen and Aktau city akimats, attended the seminar, where speakers discussed the importance of the new system in supporting efficiency and productivity in staff management. Participants were also acquainted with a Dutch programme, P-Direkt, offered as an example of European personnel management best practices.
The seminar was organised and funded by the four-year, 4.6 million Euro, EU-funded project, Civil Service Reform and Modernisation of the Government of Kazakhstan, which is intended to support legislative reform and improve the institutional capabilities of Kazakhstan’s civil service and public administration bodies. Most recently, it supported study trips to Europe by civil servants and journalists. The Aktau seminar was also supported by Kazakhstan’s National Centre for Civil Service Staff Management.
Vice President of the National Centre for Civil Service Staff Management Issatai Sagindykov presented the Kazakh E-kyzmet system under development, which is designed to automate agency activities and the personnel services of Kazakh state bodies. He emphasised the importance of up-to-date information technologies in improving the function of government bodies.
Experts from the EU project Konstantin Sokulskiy and Maximilian Foedinger presented the Dutch system, which centralises and standardises the processes of 10 ministries in The Netherlands. They also discussed the activities of the overall EU programme in Kazakhstan.
Similar training seminars are to be held in Karaganda, Pavlodar and South Kazakhstan this year.