Presidential: How much are seconded civil servants paid

The Parliament decides today whether to release funds exceeding €230 thousand

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The ball is currently in the Parliament's court for the release of funds concerning the remuneration of seconded civil servants to the Presidency, as well as the purchase, from the Presidency's side, of consulting services.

Specifically, the members of the Finance Committee are asked to decide whether they will approve the release of funds totaling €234.065, after the furor that erupted around the overtime of the Deputy Government Representative, Doxa Komodromou, and the eventual withdrawal by the Presidency of her request for overtime payment.

Specifically, the funds concern remuneration:

  • Two CYTA employees (engineers / accountants B' and A'), amounting to €124.117, who will be seconded to the Presidential until 2026. The amount mentioned concerns the months of April - December 2023 and May - December 2023 respectively.
  • An assistant secretarial officer seconded by TEPAK, amounting to €29,745. The amount concerns the period from January 1st to December 31st, 2023, since the officer in question was already in the Presidential Office before the new government took office and her secondment has been renewed.
  • A clerk on secondment from KOAP, amounting to €17,785, for the period May 9 – December 31, 2023.
  • The Deputy Government Representative, who has been seconded by the University of Cyprus. Her remuneration amounts to €41,758 for a period of 9 months, i.e. from March 1 to December 31, 2023.

It is worth noting that the Presidency of the Republic proceeded to deduct an amount of €10,037 related to the overtime pay of Doxa Komodromou for the months of March to December 2023.

In addition, an amount of €6.800 concerns the payment of overtime pay for the period March 1 to December 31, 2023, for an editor, employed indefinitely, by the RIK, who has been seconded to the Presidency.

Regarding the purchase of services, an amount of €2.000 will be paid for the provision of consulting services for the implementation and certification of the Environmental Control System (EMAS Regulation) for the activities of the Presidential Palace by scientific collaborators. At the same time, it concerns consulting services provided for Zero Waste to landfill at the Presidential Palace for the period 2023-2024.

At the same time, €4.000 will be given for the provision of consulting services regarding safety and health issues which include, among other things, the written risk assessment for all areas of the Presidential Palace, the training of employees and the measurements of harmful factors in all areas (electromagnetic radiation, noise, carbon dioxide emissions, etc.).

Finally, €5.000 is to be approved for consulting services to upgrade the skills of officials employed in the Government Project Coordination and Monitoring Secretariat and, in particular, training in strategic planning.

Source: economytoday