1669 Civil Servants Relations

1669 Civil Servants Relations

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1nd Cycle
  • 2nd or 3rd year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective
  • Lectures: 30
  • Other forms of study: 90
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Valentina Franca, PhD

1. Objectives and competences

The objectives:

  • thorough acquaintance with civil servants relations;
  • to teach students how to use labour law principles in connections with civil servants relations;
  • to provide students the ability to differentiate among different labour law positions in the system of civil servants;


  • ability to use elementary legal institutes and ability to use them secondarily or/and as subsidiary tools in the area of civil servants relations; 
  • acquire wide knowledge of the most important legal institutes, such as pay system and promotion, in the area civil servants relations;
  • knowledge of essential characteristics of collective regulation in the area civil servants relations;
  • the ability for critical analysis of specific parts of the legal system as well as for forming incentives for the changes in the area of civil servants relations;
  • the ability to understand the consequences of breaching legal norms in the area of civil servants relations.

2. Content

  • The definition and theoretical background of the system of civil servants
  • The role of international law in the regulation of civil servant relations
  • Delimitation of labour law and civil servants law
  • Principles of regulating civil servant relations
  • Employment relationship and employment contract of a civil servant
  • Rights and obligation in civil servant relations
  • Salary system and promotion in public sector
  • The positions of directors in the public sector
  • The importance of collective agreements and social dialogue for civil servant relations
  • Settlement of disputes in civil servant relations

3. Readings

  • Rakar, I. in B. Tičar, B. 2017. Pravo javne uprave. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo.
  • Haček, M. 2015. Sistem javnih uslužbencev v Republiki Sloveniji. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede.
  • Temeljna zakonodaja s področja delovnih razmerij: Zakon o delovnih razmerjih, Zakon o urejanju trga dela, Zakon o kolektivnih pogodbah, Zakon o stavki, Zakon o reprezentativnosti sindikatov, Zakon o sodelovanju delavcev pri upravljanju.
  • Temeljna zakonodaja s področja uslužbenskih razmerij: Zakon o javnih uslužbencih, Zakon o sistemu plač v javnem sektorju.
  • Drugi izbrani pravni predpisi s področja predmeta in aktualna sodna praksa.
  • Članki in druga gradiva, posredovana na predavanjih oziroma v e-učilnici.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Student will acquire:

  • general theoretical knowledge about civil servants relations, which can be applied in practice and in further study and research;
  • knowledge on civil servants relations and their importance for regulating the employment and social status of civil servants.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Frontal teaching with active students’ participation
  • Work in smaller groups/pairs
  • Independent research work of students
  • Evaluation of the independent research work of students
  • E-learning

6. Assessment

  • Written (or oral) exam, which has to be positive (at least 50 %) (60%)
  • Short and long written assignments with presentation (40%)