WORKING ABROAD / DEC. 27, 2012
version 24, draft 24

Slovenia Civil Servants Act

The employment of individuals in the civil service sector of Slovenia is regulated in compliance with the Civil Servants Act. Essentially, all matters of the civil servants system are detailed within the act.

Individuals who are seeking employment in the civil service profession, or whom at currently employment as a civil servant would benefit from understanding the principle elements of the Civil Servants Act. Below is a brief overview of the act.

The act states that the definition of civil servants are individuals who are employed in the public sector in Slovenia. The public sector, as an employer, can be any of the following types of organizations:

  • State bodies

  • Administration of self governing local communities

  • Public agencies

  • Public institutions

  • Entities of public law

With respect to civil servants’ salaries and other benefits, such matters are governed by the act, regulations governing employment, and by applicable collective agreements. This extends to duties and workers’ rights in the civil service.

The act stipulates the following principle:

  • Civil servants and prospective civil servants will receive equal access to work posts in the public sector.

  • Tasks performed by civil servants must be compliant with existing legal and regulatory frameworks.

  • Civil servants must work in a professional manner of conduct and exercise due diligence and care.

  • The acceptance of gifts as the result of performing public tasks is prohibited by civil servants

  • It is the right of civil servant to establish and operate trade unions and participate in collective bargaining

  • Civil servants also have the right to stroke

The Civil Servants Act provides guidelines for the employment of individuals into civil servant positions. This section is broad in scope and includes aspects relating to employment contracts, systemization of employment, selection of new candidates and rights that must be met within employment contracts.  

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