The civil service at Romania’s Centennial 39
by introducing the statute of the civil servants among the fields regulated by the
organic law, in the text of art. 72 (3) i).
Only eight years later, in 1999, was adopted, through the assumption of the
responsibility of the Government in front of the Parliament, the Statute of public
servants35 which, although amended and supplemented several times, is still
The doctrine36 showed since that very moment, and subsequently, through the
years, which were the underlying reasoning, desire and the motivation through
which the Romanian legislator chose to introduce in the legislation certain legal
institutions which could confer to the civil servant a new statute adapted to the
role drew by the state for it. In its Administrative Law course37, by quoting a rich
Administrative Law and Labour Law doctrines, professor Verginia Vedinaş
analyses both general aspects, as well as historical and evolutionary particularities
of the public office and of civil servants, being included in the category of the
Senior Civil Servants38. The analysis made by the distinguished professor aims at
the aspects concerning the legal nature of the civil servant notion, in comparison to
35 Law no.188/1999 on the Statute of civil servants was published in the Official Journal of
Romania no.600/8 of December 1999, being subsequently modified and amended, republished two
times and furtherly amended and supplemented several times. After this point, when we make
reference to the Law no.188/1999, without other supplementary details, we make reference to the text
of the Law no.188/1999 on the Statute of civil servants, republished (2), subsequently amended and
supplemented, up to 25 October 2018.
36 One of the most complete analysis in this field was realised by professor Verginia Vedinaş. For
further details, please refer to Verginia Vedinaş, Statutul funcionarului public, Editura Nemira,
Bucharest, 1998; Verginia Vedinaş, Statutul Funcionarilor publici (Legea nr.188/1999) Comentarii,
legislaie, doctrin şi jurispruden, Ediia a II-a, reviewed and amended, Editura Universul Juridic,
37 Verginia Vedinaş, Drept administrativ, ediia a X-a, reviewed and amended, Editura Universul
Juridic, Bucharest, 2017, p.271-321.
38 We dedicated several papers to this category of public servants and of the permanent mutation
to which it was subjected. In this sense, please refer to Irina Alexe, Înalii funcionari publici, op. cit.
Irina Alexe, Reforma reformei. Studiu de caz: Ordonana de Urgen a Guvernului nr. 82 din 2013 in the
volume Reforma statului: instituii, proceduri, resurse ale administraiei publice, coord. Emil Blan, Cristi
Iftene, Marius Vcrelu, Ed. Wolters Kluwer, 2016, p. 121-133. Irina Alexe, Categoria înalilor funcionari
publici. Tendine actuale in the volume Administraia public între misiuni şi constrângeri bugetare:
dimensiuni juridice şi manageriale, coord. Emil Blan, Gabriela Varia, Cristi Iftene, Ed. Wolters Kluwer,
2014, p. 136-144. Irina Alexe, Principiul neutralitii politice în privina numirii înalilor funcionari publici,
in the volume Administraia şi puterea politic. Tendine şi evoluii în spaiul public european, coord. Emil
Blan, Cristi Iftene, Marius Vcrelu, Comunicare.ro, 2013, p.122-137. Irina Alexe, Consideraii
referitoare la Decizia nr. 55/2014 a Curii Constituionale a României şi la statutul juridic al unor înali
funcionari publici, Curierul Judiciar, nr. 3/2014, p. 159-161. Irina Alexe, Aspecte privind mobilitatea
înalilor funcionari publici reflectate de jurisprudena instanelor din România, Revista de drept public, no.
1/2012, p. 90-102. Irina Alexe, Mobilitatea înalilor funcionari publici – modalitate de modificare sau de
încetare a raporturilor de serviciu?, Revista de drept public, no. 4/2009, p. 43-51.