GOVERNMENT AGENCIES PERFORM PUBLIC TASKS ON THEIR OWN BEHALF AND ON THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY
In the broad meaning, government agencies have the status of an administrative offi ce, a commercial law company or a state legal entity. This means that government agencies are employers which operate in the public sphere. They are separate legal entities, that are represented by their bodies. Executive organs and managers of the agency may be their Presidents, Chiefs or Directors who are legally authorized to represent them and, on the basis of labour law, to perform activities in this fi eld (Article 3 of the Labour Code). The public administration body, equipped with the competence to appoint the President, the Chief or the Director of a government agency is the Prime Minister or the competent minister. This means that the appointment of a specifi c person to perform the function of the agency’s body is not made by the employing entity (i.e. the employer), but by an external entity, which is the primal body located outside the employer’s structure.