The hiring of employees, which was planned for 2020 and was not carried out, will be carried out during 2021-2022, as shown by the state budget data.
As a derogation from the rules, it is planned to hire two employees to replace each dismissed. Thus, in 2022, it is planned to employ 20,641 people (to replace 10,000 laid-off workers).
The Ministry of Health predicts that recruitment for 2022 will amount to 29% of the total, of which 4,712 refer to planning for 2022, and the rest to programming of previous years, in order to adequately staff the structure with medical, nursing and other personnel.
This year, a sharp increase in state pensions was recorded, with a total of 15 524 retired. At the same time, however, all indications point to increased needs, mainly in the education and health sectors, which are experiencing the largest redundancies and require 26,000 people.
In the Ministry of Education and Religions, and in the Ministry of Health, the total number of dropouts is estimated at 73% (53% and 20%, respectively) of the total number of those who left their posts in 2021. The education system has conducted 11,700 teacher appointments for primary and secondary staffing, of which 10,500 relate to appointments outside the recruitment rules.
In 2020, due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the budget report for 2022, there was a phenomenon of an increase in departures (abandonment of posts, jobs), as well as a delay in the implementation of the procedure for new appointments and hiring due to restrictions (for example, remote work).
Thus, although the new recruitment of civil servants, according to the 1: 1 rule, in 2020 amounted to 10,500 people, in the end only 4819 people were admitted (mainly medical staff in ΕΣΥ hospitals).
A number of employees were also recruited in the academy (school) of the ministries of national defense, civil protection, shipping and island politics. However, in addition to the planned recruitment, the Ministry of Education and Religions has recruited 4,500 staff to staff special education institutions.