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Department for Social Security

Department Head and Moscow Government Minister

Vladimir Petrosyan

Biography

  • Born 1959, Baku.
  • 1980: Graduated from the Stepanakert Teacher Training Institute established to mark the 60th anniversary of Soviet Azerbaijan.
  • 2008: completed a professional retraining course at the State Education Institution of Professional Development, the Institute of Professional Development of Public Servants under the programme Public and Municipal Administration.
  • Holds an MSc in Social Sciences.
  • Began his professional career in 1980.
  • 1980-1981: Dormitory Instructor at Kirovneft (Kirov Oil).
  • 1983-1986: Head of the Recreation Department at the Kirov Centre for Social and Cultural Activities.
  • 1986-1987: Extracurricular Activities Coordinator, School No. 276, the Kirov District, Baku.
  • 1987-1988: Director, School No. 30, the Kirov District, Baku.
  • 1989: History teacher, Mayakovsky School No. 7, Yerevan.
  • 1989-1990: Instructor, Organisation Department, Communist Party District Committee, Spitak, Armenia.
  • 1990-1999: General Director, Centre of Social Services for the Retired, Social Support Ministry, Armenia.
  • 1999-2003: Kurovsky State Care Facility for Individuals with Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Social Security Committee for Moscow Region residents.
  • 2003-2004: Head of Social Security Directorate, Western Administrative Area, Moscow.
  • 2004-2007: Deputy Head, Department for Social Security, Moscow .
  • 2007-2010: Head, Department for Social Security, Moscow .
  • November 9, 2010- present: Minister at the Moscow Government, Head of Department for Social Security, Moscow. Petrosyan has received numerous state awards and commendations, and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in military construction by the USSR Ministry of Defence, an Honorary Certificate from the Central Committee, of the Lenin Communist Youth League, an Honorary Certificate from the Moscow Region Duma, an Honorary Certificate from the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, a badge of distinction For Achievements in the Social and Labour Fields, a Letter Of Gratitude from the Mayor of Moscow.
  • June 6, 2013: Appointed Acting Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department for Social Security.
  • September 17, 2013: Appointed Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department for Social Security.
  • Married, with three children.

About the Department

Areas of activity

  • Organising events aimed to execute state social security policies, including targeted and comprehensive municipal programmes.
  • Developing proposals to improve the social welfare system, compensation payments, exemptions, social and rehabilitation services and other social support measures, social norms and standards as falls within its purview.
  • Drafting laws and other legal acts to regulate issues relating to the local population’s social security and bringing projects forward to city governing bodies and officials for consideration. Within its jurisdiction, it passes decisions on legal acts prepared by other city governing agencies and state laws;.
  • Ensuring adherence to federal and city social security legislation as falls within its jurisdiction.
  • Overseeing the execution of certain authorised tasks entrusted to the local governing authorities as relates to care, legal guardianship and patronage of emancipated and competent individuals who are incapable of protecting their rights and performing their duties for health reasons (according to the decree issued by the Moscow Government 22 December 2009, No. 1411-PP).
  • Coordinating and methodically promoting the patronage of emancipated and competent individuals who are incapable of protecting their rights and performing their duties for health reasons (according to the decree issued by the Moscow Government 10 October 2010, No. 914-PP).
  • Overseeing the work carried out by social security offices in Moscow districts and administrative areas and that carried out by other jurisdictional agencies, supervising their collaboration with Moscow local governing authorities, and the completion of tasks in the field of public social security (according to the decree issued by the Moscow Government 22 December 2009, No. 1411-PP).
  • Coordinating and overseeing work carried out by social security directorates across Moscow in accepting applications, drafting, agreeing, formulating and providing citizens with documentation via the One Stop Service system.
  • Leading work to provide certain groups of individuals with government social support, obtain privileged status and issue documents attesting to this status. Managing appropriate governing authorities within its jurisdiction and supervise social support efforts reserved to certain groups of individuals by the legislation;.
  • Setting and issuing monthly payments (refunds, welfare, monthly monetary payments, additional retirement and welfare payments, etc.) to the retired, disabled, families with children, individuals with regional privilege status, federal and municipal civilians, individuals in interim leading positions in Moscow state agencies, former state employees, Olympic champions, and individuals holding the titles of Olympic Games prize winner, world champion or European champion, as a social support measure (monetary equivalent) in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation and legal acts of the city of Moscow.
  • Determining the status of individual Moscow residents as in need of support and declaring them to be in need of housing.
  • Overseeing work to check the right to issue certificates and the certification procedure that enables lawyers to provide free legal assistance in the city of Moscow to Russian citizens.
  • Overseeing work to issue letters of confirmation to students eligible to receive state benefits.
  • Overseeing work to set monthly welfare payments for the children of servicemen of the Armed Forces killed in the line of duty, to gather data about welfare recipients and their needs for federal budget payments, to ensure data reliability, to forward this data to the appropriate federal body in accordance with the legislation.
  • Providing information about income generated, or lack thereof, payable to the social security offices (on request of the local branches of the Federal Immigration Agency), dealing with issuing permits for temporary or permanent residents to foreign citizens (individuals without citizenship).
  • Further promoting the Moscow Resident Social Card project, collecting applications at social security offices across Moscow districts and issuing ID cards. Participating in the inter-agency information exchange between agencies involved in the project executing federal social security measures in their real and monetary forms.
  • Introducing and supporting the allocated, automated information processing system for social support (Sotszashchita Moscow) that ensures the jurisdictional social security agencies and offices are automated. To maintain city information resources: integrated city of Moscow customer database (ICDB) and the Individuals with Disabilities database that form the city social support recipients register and city register of social support recipients who have disabilities and limited abilities. Ensuring interagency cooperation in technology and information exchange in work to carry out the objectives set in providing social support to the population.
  • Providing resort and health spa treatment for unemployed individuals who have regional privileged status (rehabilitated individuals, victims of political persecution, home front workers, Labour veterans), unemployed pensioners, who possess no other right to such benefits, and for other exempt categories as set out in established procedure.
  • Facilitating the fulfilment of the responsibilities entrusted to the regions by the state to repay housing and utilities expenses to family members of Armed Forces personnel who died in the line of duty, and regarding compensation payments to individuals suffering post-vaccination complications, individuals affected by radiation, and also making annual payments to individuals awarded the badges Honoured Donor of the USSR and Honoured Donor of Russia.
  • Refunding expenses incurred by organisations providing social support to certain groups of individuals in accordance with federal and city of Moscow legislation as falls within its purview.
  • Working with mail and credit providers as well as with other organisations involved in handling benefit payments.
  • Providing social support to individuals who have suffered from terrorist attacks, natural disasters and industrial accidents. Ensuring the provision of social services to the elderly and the disabled aiming to improve efficiency and develop different forms and types of social service, to provide targeted social support to the needy.
  • Filing a quarterly regulatory report with the Moscow Government regarding the minimal monthly cost of living for the main socio-demographic population groups.
  • Cooperating with public, charity and other non-profit organisations to provide additional targeted social support to the people in need.
  • Providing social, medical and cultural services to individuals residing in medical social support facilities.
  • Coordinating and regulating work undertaken by subordinate social security agencies to monitor individuals residing in social service facilities, providing local governing authorities with data pertaining to residence registration and their removal from the residence registration database so that the size of the electorate and the number of the referendum participants can be calculated.
  • Taking steps to prevent child homelessness and neglect in accordance with state and city laws; providing opportunities for relaxation and rehabilitation for children in harsh living conditions.
  • Working collaboratively with local and branch governing agencies and local governing authorities within Moscow to prevent and regulate homelessness, monitor homeless individuals, creating favourable conditions for their social adaptation at the specialised facilities, providing them with social and other kinds of assistance.
  • Ensuring that individuals with disabilities and limited abilities are provided with opportunities for comprehensive rehabilitation, including assistive technology and orthopaedic prostheses paid for by the city budget, in accordance with state and city legislation.
  • Carrying out organisational and supervisory activities relating to work carried out by subordinate rehabilitation facilities for the disabled and individuals with limited abilities, and developing this network of agencies.
  • Ensuring that subordinate agencies are accessible for individuals with limited mobility.
  • Coordinating the activities of branch and local governing agencies of the city of Moscow, to form (independently from legally established organisations) public organisations for the disabled and for the development of social infrastructure for individuals with limited mobility.
  • Providing humanitarian and charitable assistance, working collaboratively with the Commission on Humanitarian and Technical Aid at the Government of the Russian Federation and other agencies; receiving, accounting for and distributing humanitarian and charitable aid.
  • Working collaboratively with local, branch and functioning city governing agencies within Moscow to create a network of social security agencies and offices (in response to public demand) and facilitating the creation and development of non-government agencies providing social services to individuals who are unable to work. Taking part, as per established procedure, in drafting the Moscow budget law and in planning the financial and social development for the medium term, acting as the main city budget administrator (as set out in the legislation of the Russian Federation and jurisdictional classification of the municipal budget expenses), regulating the acquisition of budget resources and the deployment of extra-budgetary and charity funds, collaborating in attracting extra-budgetary funds for social programmes.
  • Generating financial, budgetary, statistical and other reports and presenting them as required.
  • Conducting analysis of balances and commercial activities reports provided by subordinate social security agencies, offices and facilities.
  • Managing the income to the Moscow budget from funds allocated annually by the city in accordance with the city legal acts.
  • Developing proposals to expand and secure material and technical support and provision for this sector.
  • Placing orders for goods and services required to meet state needs regarding social security for the city of Moscow, as set out in established procedure.
  • Organising efforts to prepare, incorporate, assist and deploy modern information technology within subordinate social security agencies and offices.
  • Ensuring computer equipment and the requisite technical support are available to subordinate social security agencies and offices.
  • Determining the level of demand within the social security agencies and offices for qualified specialists, overseeing the selection and placement of personnel within subordinate organisations, organising training and professional development for employees, working to ensure social guarantees set out for civil servants are upheld, resolving issues related to improving employees’ working and living conditions.
  • Collaborating with mainstream media outlets and keeping Moscow residents informed on social security issues pertaining to departmental performance, including by making information available on the department website.
  • Engaging in national and international cooperation in the social security sphere.
  • Organising and taking part, according to its remit, in exhibitions, publishing and advertising activity; holding public events marking significant national holidays.
  • Organising and regulating the full range of internal activities of subordinate agencies and social security offices.
  • Developing and holding events aimed at ensuring employees are provided with a safe working environment, adherence to norms and labour law and fire safety regulations.
  • Organising and implementing mobilisation measures, in accordance with legal acts of the Russian Federation and the city of Moscow.
  • Managing the fire safety system in place within subordinate agencies and social security offices in accordance with legal acts of the Russian Federation and the city of Moscow;.
  • Participating in carrying out measures related to civil defence, the prevention and mitigation of emergency situations, as well as in efforts to protect employees, clients and monetary possessions, as set out in the relevant legislation.
  • Organising and overseeing, as falls within its purview, security in subordinate authorities and other social security facilities.
  • Considering, within the set timeframe, proposals, claims and complaints made by individuals, receiving individuals raising issues that fall within the department’s purview.
  • Studying the reasons why individuals turn to social security offices and taking appropriate measures to eliminate them.
  • Performing other functions in accordance with legal acts of the Russian Federation and the city of Moscow.

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