|The National Institute of Public Administration|
|Wednesday, 30 March 2011 13:06|
The National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) as a specialised body of central public administration is active within the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice. As of 01 January 2011 NIPA became the legal su
ccessor of the Government Centre for Public Administration and Human Resource Services.
The change in the legal entity also relates to institutional reforms, that signall the organisation’s commitment and interest in wider range of public administration.
According to Dr. Norbert Kis, Director General of the National Institute of Public Administration the mission of the Institute is to serve the renewal of the public administration’s professional and human resources policy, Knowledge base for a Professional Public Administration.
Specific activities, as they are foreseen in the status, cover a number of areas with specificity for this body.
The Institute, as a Knowledge-base of Public Administration assists the central administration in creating the scientific foundation of the innovations of public administration, furthermore helps the decision making of the government with research based information. The services provided are focused on the counseling in the fields of organization, management of the projects carried out by the local and central Public Administration. Exercising its tasks, The National Institute of Public Administration carries out the strategy, regulation and representation functions and it is responsible for the elaboration of politics, strategies and proposals for specific normative documents.
As a national methodological center it is responsible for the organization of the professional training system for the public servants, provides opportunities and training programmes for civil and senior civil servants to acquire specialized knowledge, managerial and leadership skills by means of the institute’s broad-based delivery network of scholars, experts and practitioners, along with coordination, monitoring, transmission and registration tasks of the initial and specialized examination for public administrators. The National Institute of Public Administration provides professional care to local and central public administration institutions and collaborates with international organisations in the field of management of human resources.
It functions as well as recruitment and selection center for the bodies of public administration including recruitment data-base management; coordinates the Young Civil Servant European mobility program together with other public administration internship programs; performs tasks relating to the System of Human Resources Network; supports the human resources activities in the central public administration by providing instructions and methodological references. Activities building on free capacity of the Institute relate to participation at educational and training programs with regard to the interest of good governance; participation in the conduct of international public administration leadership, human resources development trainings; provide services related to the selection process of civil servants. It establishes the criteria for public servants activities evaluation and it creates and organizes its own database.
As a governmental back office guarantees a constant professional background to the development of public administration, ensures active partnership with national and international universities and academic research centers. The Public Administration Academy building up on The National Institute of Public Administration's knowledge based mainstream, as a sub-unit of the organization ensures institutional frames of the professional further training and the examination system of public administration.
The main aim of National Institute of Public Administration's is to respond to the challanges of the dramatically shifting role of the public sector, which is due to a a variety of global crisis and changes. The National Institute of Public Administration serves as a managing agent in the establishement of the University for Civil Service.