Stages of safety risk assessment of civil servants

Keywords: risk assessment methodology, public authorities, employees, personnel safety, risk management, stages, internal risks, security measures


Purpose. The article explores the topical topic of assessing the security risk of public servants. One of the main responsibilities of public authorities is to protect national security, that is, to protect the country and the community from threats related to disorderly conduct and welfare. Relevance. The urgency of the problem of assessing the risk of public servants is to research and substantiate the appropriate methodology for the effectiveness of the assessment. The recommended methodology for risk assessment is unique in that the main focus is on the risks posed by persons having legitimate access to the assets of public authorities. It is simple, reliable, flexible and transparent. It can be used on its own or as a supplement to an existing risk assessment program. Although the guidance explains how to check the risks posed by a person to a valuable asset, it does not attempt to indicate which of these assets is the most important or which employee group may be the most threatening. Results. The recommended risk assessment methodology provides the basis for the work, but in order for this work to be successful in accordance with the methodology, it is necessary to identify appropriate positions in the public authority for professionals with their further access to the necessary information. The stages of the risk assessment process highlight the threat identification and vulnerability assessment. It has been established that the risk assessment process consists in the importance of following the risk assessment process step by step and the lack of assumptions about the final results. Therefore, the article examines the risk assessment process carried out at the appropriate levels. Conclusions. It turns out that risk assessments are most effective when they are an integral part of the risk management process. This helps to transform risk assessment into action. The best results are achieved when the risk assessment team is composed of: employees and security teams responsible for risk management, persons with deep knowledge of specific areas of activity of employees, external specialists in the field of risk assessment. To maximize the benefits of employee safety risk assessment: Risk assessment requires discussion and benefits from the exchange of views from various areas of government.


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How to Cite
Karkovska , V. (2020). Stages of safety risk assessment of civil servants. Public Administration Aspects, 8(2), 63-70.