Lázár: Municipal gov't office staff to get 30-40% pay rise

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Due to the extension of the "career path model" into other areas of the public sector, staff at municipal government offices around the country will see a 30-40% wage increase from July 2016, the head of the Prime Minister's Office János Lázár said on public radio on Tuesday.

Currently, about 925,000 Hungarians work in the public sector, Lázár said, adding that staff at municipal government offices and other state-run institutions where there is face-to-face contact with clients must not be cut.

According to Lázár, The Office for National Economic Planning, which was established late in 2011 to support the preparation and control of large programs and later shut down, was in line with the government's efforts to streamline the state sector.

He said that the average time required to complete procedures involving the state's bureaucracy would be cut from 21 to 15 days from January 1.

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