«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

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ISSN 1999-5431
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Tigran Zanko1
  • 1 Associate Professor, Department of Administrative and Financial Law, MGIMO University; Associate Professor, Department of Legal Regulation of State and Municipal Service, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), 82 Vernadskogo Av., 119571 Moscow, Russian Federation.


2021. No. 2. P. 107–125 [issue contents]

The article analyzes the administrative transformations of the internal organization of the federal executive bodies of the governmental block. The study examines the evolution of approaches to the organization of the Headquarters of the federal authorities, the reasons that served as prerequisites for such transformations. In particular, it is noted that many of the implemented approaches were previously formulated in the methodological recommendations of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation, but only in 2020 they were imperatively fixed in the acts of the Government. The article assesses the possible consequences of the implementation of the various aspects of the proposed administrative changes, including the risks of abuse in reducing the number of civil servants, as well as in rationing of «standard» units.

The study notes that the administrative changes under consideration do not apply to the federal executive authorities of the presidential block, the executive authorities of the regions, as well as the local administrative bodies. At the same time, this stage of administrative transformation may become the main stage in the future for carrying out a larger-scale administrative reform in the context of building a unified system of public power.

Special attention is paid to the experience of building an official structure in the US federal authorities, as well as to the analysis of recent changes in the field of the US civil service. According to the obtained results the conclusion is made that the Russian administrative reform affects not only on the quantitative reduction of public servants, and establishes requirements for setting the number of the structural units and characteristics of their administration, but also has significant potential for development to legally and theoretically justify the allocation of positions to specific groups and categories.


Zanko, T.A. (2021). Preobrazovaniya vnutrenney organizatsii federalnykh organov ispolnitelnoy vlasti 2020 goda [Transformations of the Internal Organization of the Federal Executive Bodies 2020]. Public Administration Issues, no 2, pp. 107-125 (in Russian).

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