A memorandum of understanding on cooperation between RA Civil Service Council (CSC) and the National Academy of Public Administration, chartered by the United States Congress and operating under the laws of the District of Columbia of the United States of America has been signed.
It is aimed at reducing the risk of corruption in the civil service, implementation of targeted trainings in line with international standards of transparency and accountability, elaboration and improvement of performance appraisal tools and training materials, development of legal framework for enforcement and prosecution of anti-corruption standards.
In line with these principles, steps will be taken towards the implementation of proposals submitted by the RA CSC. It is planned to implement joint projects related to developing mechanisms to strengthen the principles of integrity in the civil service, deepen the corruption perception amongst civil servants, improve the qualification, evaluate the trainings, and for specialist positions recruit highly qualified and motivated applicants with exceptional personal and moral characteristics. The Academy will also support initiatives to enhance the civil service legislation targeted at curbing corruption.
The memorandum, which has no duration limits, has been signed in Washington DC by the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Academy of Public Administration Ms. Teresa W. Gerton from one side and Mr. Vache Kalashyan, the RA CSC member, authorized by the Chairman of the Civil Service Council from the other side.