Medvedev appoints new head of Federal Service for Labor and Employment
The former head of the Federal Service for Labor and Employment will move to the Ministry of Labor.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dismissed the head of the Federal Service for Labor and Employment (Rostrud), Vsevolod Vukolov, and appointed him to the post of deputy minister of labor and social protection. Former deputy head of the Service Mikhail Ivankov will now head Rostrud, follows from the orders of the Russian government.
Both civil servants have been working in their positions at Rostrud since 2013. From 1991 to 1999, Ivankov was an adviser to the Presidential Administration, and then in the Interregional Fund for Presidential Programs.
Rostrud deals with the issues of organizations’ debts on salaries to their employees. As of February 1, 2019, the total wage arrears of organizations in Russia amounted to 2.7 billion rubles ($ 41 million), RBC reports.