The Senior Appointments Committee, headed by former Supreme Court Justice Dan Arbel, unanimously approved the nomination of Attorney Moshe Dayan, legal counsel of the Ministry of Justice, to the position of Civil Service commissioner.
Dayan will be replacing Shmuel Hollander who served in the position for the past 14 years.
Committee members noted Dayan has proven he is capable of handling a negotiation and carrying out assignments under pressure, adding that "After eight years as legal counsel to the Justice Ministry, Dayan has become versed in the rules and regulations for those serving in the government, which will allow him an easy transition."
The Senior Appointments Committee's brief said the panel was convinced that Dayan was "a dignified, modest and honest man who has been able to grow and advance within the public service and earn the trust and respect of six different justice ministers."
Dayan, 44, has previously served as senior advisor to three justice ministers.
Justice Minister Yaakov Ne'eman congratulated the newly appointed Civil Service commissioner saying: "I wish Moshe Dayan much luck in his new position. The Civil Service Commission is blessed to have such a modest and honest man, whose diligence and abilities will lead the commission to many achievements."
Justice Ministry Director-General Dr. Guy Rotkopf said: "This is an excellent decision. All of his co-workers in the Justice Ministry are certain this is the right appointment, not just for the Civil Service Commission but for the entire public service."
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