In the relatively short time since he has been appointed by His Majesty, the new Commissioner of the Civil Service, Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù, has kept the project moving forward and provided an active force behind the establishing of rules and a way forward for the Civil Service.
Created early last term, the Civil Service has been entirely inactive since it was inaugurated, and the relevant Civil Service Committee took almost two entire Cosas to select a candidate for Commissioner. But now that he is in office, Rôibeardescù seems to be interested in a truly active role. Even before he was confirmed by His Majesty, following the decision of the Committee and vote of the Ziu, Rôibeardescù was making plans and answering questions about what would happen to the Service under his command. When questioned by the Ziu about his potential policies, he emphasized that he would not be in charge of establishing a Civil Service Code, but that he would take an active role in pushing for one to be adopted. He also addressed the question of politicization of the process adeptly, saying that he would prevent political firings and insist on evidence. "If a minister did wish to get rid of a subordinate," Rôibeardescù wrote, "He or she would have to show me the evidence of incompetence. The subordinate has been chosen for the position by there merits by me, [and] if there not right for the position, then I need to know why they are not right." He also addressed the issue of appointments, stating that, "If someone is applying for a position, I will also need evidence of previous experience and their guarantee of their commitment to the position."
It has been a doubtless frustrating experience for Rôibeardescù. He was one of only two applicants for the position in the first place, and yet had to wait for nearly a year. Once nominated, he needed a vote. Once affirmed by vote, he needed appointment by His Majesty. But throughout it all, Rôibeardescù has been attentive, diligent, and otherwise an exemplary public servant. He has even developed an action plan for how he wishes to move forward, stating his intentions:
Firstly, establishing a code of practice is paramount, not only to regulate my own practice but that of the civil servants within there respective ministries .
Secondly, begin the set up of the positions, assignment regulations, requirements of the Ministry, ect.
Thirdly , Starting the interview process to fill the positions (obviously).
With dedication such as this, the Civil Service is very lucky in their leader, and the nation awaits great things..