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Public Relations Committee

Committee Chairman

Alexandra Aleksandrova

Biography

  • Born 28 November 1972, Minsk.
  • 1995: Graduated from the Philosophy and Economics Faculty at the Belarusian State University.
  • 1999: Obtained an MA at the University of Manchester (UK).
  • 1999: Continued her postgraduate education by studying Sociology at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Academy of National Economy under the Russian Government.
  • PhD (Sociology).
  • 2001-2011: Underwent training in general and personnel management. Fluent in English.
  • 1998-2000: Worked at the Effective Policy Foundation, took part in election campaigns in Moscow. Supervised information campaigns for the Centre of Strategic Projects.
  • 2000-2008: Worked at Ward Howell International, a company specialising in headhunting and executive search. Held the posts of Project Manager, Development and Education Manager, and Operations Manager. In addition to commercial projects, successfully sought out and evaluated managers for the civil service and executive authorities in Russia’s constituent entities.
  • 2008-2011: Held the post of Deputy Head and Deputy General Director of the United Russia nationwide party project «Personnel Reserve: the Country’s Professional Team». Supervised the development and introduction of the concept of forming a personnel reserve to service state and party needs, and also oversaw the project’s operational management.
  • January 2011-present: Head of the Civil Service and Personnel Directorate of the Moscow Government.
  • 6 June 2013: Appointed Acting Head of the Civil Service and Personnel Directorate.
  • 7 October 2013: Appointed Head of the Civil Service and Personnel Directorate.
  • Married, with a hobby in Moscow’s cultural heritage.

About the Committee

Areas of activity

  • Cooperating with public and other non-government, non-profit organisations (NGO/NPOs), including charities, as well as with members of social partnerships.
  • Developing and using mechanisms for and forms of civic participation in the making and exercising of socioeconomic policies in Moscow.
  • Shaping and promoting a system of social partnership in the sphere of social and labour relations, directed at attaining public accord, mutual understanding and reciprocal responsibility in Moscow.
  • Ensuring interaction between the Moscow Mayor and the Moscow Government, on the one hand, and public organisations and other NGO/NPOs, on the other.
  • Organising public oversight and public examination of draft municipal programmes, draft laws, and other Moscow-related legislation.
  • Keeping the Register of NGO/NPOs and the Register of Charities that cooperate with Moscow’s executive authorities.
  • Commemorating outstanding public figures, politicians and others by naming organisations in Moscow after them.
  • Performing the functions of a government customer in developing and implementing municipal programmes for cooperation between the Moscow executive authorities and public organisations and other NGO/NPOs; promoting, stabilising and strengthening social relations and social support for the residents of Moscow.
  • Aiding the establishment of contacts with Moscow government authorities; holding joint events and undertakings.
  • Cooperating with the Moscow Public Council and the Moscow Charity Council and assisting their interaction with the Moscow executive authorities and Moscow local self-government bodies; rendering logistic support to the Moscow Public Council and the Moscow Charity Council.
  • Cooperating with the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, public chambers and councils of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and other public councils established by the Moscow executive authorities.
  • Promoting the development of social advertising and the formation of socially oriented information space, including in the Internet.
  • Assisting Moscow WW II veterans’ associations, including associations of former underage prisoners of German concentration camps and ghettos, in dealing with their social security problems; recruiting WW II veterans and former servicemen for participation in the patriotic education of young people, charity undertakings and socially important functions; drafting and implementing social adaptation programmes for persons discharged from military service.
  • Providing vocational guidance and assisting the socio-labour adaptation of young people, including by organising labour youth associations.
  • Promoting the children’s movement in Moscow; managing the City Coordinating Council for Governmental Support of the Children’s Movement in Moscow and coordinating the activities of district coordinating councils; providing organisational, methodological and information support to children’s organisations and associations in organising socially important events, implementing social projects, and holding actions, festivals, contests, instructional conferences and field drills for children’s movement activists in Moscow.
  • Coordinating the activities of the Moscow executive authorities and district commissions in accordance with Moscow legislation regarding the restoration of rights of rehabilitated victims of political repression and perpetuating the memory of victims of political repression; preparing meetings of the Standing Interagency Commission of the Moscow Government on the Restoration of Rights of the Rehabilitated Victims of Political Repression and implementing its decisions.
  • Coordinating the work of the Moscow executive authorities concerned with improving the social partnership system, drafting the Moscow Tripartite Agreement and Agreement on Minimum Pay in Moscow, and drawing up industrial (inter-industry) agreements and collective agreements.
  • Compiling and analysing information on the Moscow executive authorities implementing Moscow’s obligations under the Moscow Tripartite Agreement between the Moscow Government, Moscow trade union associations and Moscow employers’ associations with the aim of improving the social partnership system, preventing labour disputes, and reducing social tensions in Moscow organisations.
  • Facilitating cooperation between social partners on the basis of collective bargaining methods used to regulate social and labour relations.
  • Introducing notification-based registration of collective contracts and agreements; ascertaining their conformity to the legislation and overseeing their implementation.
  • Coordinating cooperation between Moscow executive authorities and national trade union associations, national employers’ associations and the Government of the Russian Federation, as well as the Moscow Tripartite Commission for the Regulation of Social and Labour Relations.
  • Assisting Moscow’s local executive authorities and local governments in the sphere of cooperation with public and other non-profit organizations.
  • Receiving visitors, considering residents’ applications in accordance with established procedure.
  • Operating a hotline, facilitating the activities of the Committee’s Public Reception Room and the Moscow Public Council.
  • Establishing consultative, expert and other working bodies in the relevant sphere of activity.
  • Monitoring and analysing the effects of government policy in the relevant sphere of activity.
  • Supporting the activities of public organisations and other NGO/NPOs, assisting them in establishing contacts with the Moscow authorities, holding joint actions and undertakings.
  • Organizing and holding thematic public forums, congresses, scientific conferences, and roundtables; conducting educational activities; organizing lectures, holding workshops for Moscow’s lecturers and for residents in different fields of knowledge.
  • Providing information support to public organisations and other NGO/NPOs.
  • Organising and holding city and district public and socially significant and festive events, including in Moscow’s administrative areas and at the request of public associations (including charities); participating in city and specialised exhibitions.
  • Pursuing sociological and analytical work to study the condition and developmental dynamics of civil society institutions in Moscow.
  • Facilitating the social adaptation of disabled persons, military service veterans, and war veterans.
  • Developing and implementing measures to improve the quality and efficiency of cooperation with NGO/NPOs, other public associations, trade union associations, unions of industrialists and entrepreneurs, and local authorities in Moscow.
  • Implementing training programmes on inter-sector interaction and social entrepreneurship to public organizations and other NGO/NPOs, executive authorities, and local authorities.
  • Organising work with residents on their interaction with public associations and other NGO/NPOs.
  • Organising public examinations of Moscow and national draft laws; studying public views on issues related to the socioeconomic and public development of Moscow.
  • Organising expert and analytical work to improve anti-discrimination legislation.
  • Organising vocational guidance and socio-labour adaptation work for adolescents and young people, including providing assistance in organizing youth labour associations (YLA) in Moscow.
  • Providing vocational guidance services (consultations, information) to young people, including orphans and children without parental care.
  • Assisting social partners in drafting collective contracts and agreements at different social partnership levels.
  • Providing legal services to residents and organisations on issues of social partnership and socio-labour relations (consultations, preparation of information and legal materials, etc.).
  • Assisting city veterans’ associations on matters of social protection and in drafting and implementing social adaptation programmes for former servicemen.
  • Providing vocational guidance and retraining services, providing legal assistance to former servicemen, persons discharged from the law enforcement agencies, and their family members.
  • Providing organisational, methodological, and information assistance to children’s organisations and associations in pursuing their activities, holding socially significant events, implementing social projects, and organising actions, festivals, contests, educational conferences and field drills for activists of the children’s movement in Moscow.
  • Training children’s leaders, educators and supervisors for children’s public organisations and country camps; holding field drills for activists of the Moscow’s children’s movement.
  • Holding events directed at preserving and popularising Russia’s national traditions and organising recreational activities for children, young people and families.