(Source: Israel Government Year Book)
Functions and Structure
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for implementing government policy regarding civil-service administration and personnel. Its subagencies approve government ministry personnel quotas; approve the structure and division of powers among government agencies and ministries; decide on promotion tracks in various Civil Service functions; administer tests and competitions for Civil Service vacancies; oversee appointments, handle dismissals, and set severance pay; supervise retirement and set pension rates; offer in-service and general training; devise administrative codes; determine terms of service; improve service to the public; organize and streamline working methods; and tighten discipline.
The Commission is headed by the Civil Service Commissioner, who is appointed by the Government. The Commissioner has a deputy and an assistant commissioner for administration.
Working with the Commissioner is the Civil Service Committee, established under the Civil Service Law (Appointments) 5719-1959. The Committee comprises three ministry directors-general, three public representatives, and the Civil Service Commissioner as chair. The Committee helps the Commissioner discharge his duties, rules on appeals concerning personnel quotas, approves service extensions for essential employees, and takes action in many diverse fields embracing all Civil Service operations. Some of the Committee's recommendations are subject to Government approval.