Law No. 5 of 2014 on State Civil Apparatus (hereinafter UU ASN) has been in force since its enactment as law on 15 January 2014. The passing of this Law is part of the strategy of national bureaucratic reform, specifically in creating a system of State Civil Apparatus that is professional, free from political intervention, clean from corrupt, collusive and nepotistic practices, capable of implementing public service for the society, and capable of acting the role as the cement for national unity based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution.
While having been enacted three years ago, UU ASN has yet to be implemented effectively, though. One of the reasons is that the implementing regulations necessary for the law’s implementation have not been finished. Only two implementing regulations have been enacted, namely Government Regulation No. 70 of 2015 on the Insurance for Work Accidents and Death of ASN Employees, dated 16 September 2015, and Government Regulation No. 11 of 2017 on the Management of the Civil Service, dated 7 April 2017. Yet, the House of Representatives (DPR), through the invocation of its initiative right, has proposed to revise UU ASN.
In response to this, PATTIRO has formulated a Policy Paper focusing on two main points of the proposal to revise UU ASN as proposed by the DPR, namely the existence of the State Civil Apparatus Commission (KASN), and clarity of definition, fairness and legal certainty for Work Agreement Based Government Employees (PPPK), and the impact to the implementation of the merit system in Indonesia. The entire document can be read and downloaded below.