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Supporting the Release of KPK Employees Not Passing TWK


By: Deka Prawira) *

As many as 75 employees of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) apparently have to accept the fact that they will be released. KPK chairman Firli Bahuri has ensured that the handling of cases, especially large cases, is still ongoing, even though there are 75 employees who were released because they did not pass the National Insight Test (TWK). Need to note also that the TWK is a process ali h servant status becomes ASN Commission.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Alexander Marwata denied that the release of 75 KPK employees was an individual decision. Even though the decision was made based on the approval of all leaders. In his written statement, Alex said that all decisions taken were joint decisions, not individual decisions of a KPK leader. He said that every policy taken by the KPK, both commission regulations, leadership regulations, circulars, decisions and others, was determined collectively collegially. He emphasized that the decision to dismiss 75 KPK employees required an agreement from the leaders, even though only one leader signed the file. Alex also emphasized that none of the leaders used their passion to dismiss 75 employees who failed the national insight test. Alex firmly said that the decision was taken after a long discussion.

On a different occasion, Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Lili Pintauli Siregar ensured that the release of 75 employees who failed the national insight test was in accordance with the regulations. The KPK leadership has also worked in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. He also respects the steps of KPK employees who send reports to the KPK Supervisory Board (Dewas). According to him, this reporting is the right of KPK employees. In response to this, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will hold an intensive meeting to discuss 75 employees who did not pass the national insight test (TWK) on Tuesday 25 May. The meeting will also involve other ministries or institutions related to the transfer of the status of KPK employees to the State Civil Apparatus.

Firli also ensured that on Tuesday, his party would conduct intensive discussions for the settlement of 75 KPK employees. He also said that the KPK would at least involve the State Personnel Agency (BKN), the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Bureaucratic Reform (Kemenpan-RB) to the ASN commission in the discussion. This was conveyed by Firli in response to President Joko Widodo who asked that the transfer of employee status to ASN should not be detrimental to the rights of employees as decided by the Constitutional Court (MK).

The Secretary General of the Corruption Eradication Commission said that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) never stated that it had dismissed 75 employees who did not meet the requirements. Prior to the announcement and reading of the test results, KPK Chairman Firli Bahuri had explained the test questions, KPK Chairman Firli Bahuri had explained about the status transfer process to tease the leak of information regarding the ASN selection test results.

On that occasion, he also apologized for the delay in announcing the results of the national insight test. Firli argued that he must respect the legal process, namely the lawsuit in the Constitutional Court (MK). Firli also believes that the series of assessments on the transfer of KPK employee status to state civil servants will strengthen the roots of commitment and integrity of each individual in the KPK. He denied that the transition was a means of expelling KPK personnel, especially since there were personal or group interests behind the process.              

Firli also emphasized that until now his institution remains independent in carrying out its duties without the influence of any force and remains enthusiastic, never weak and can never be weakened by a person, group or force. Previously, more than 1,351 employees of anti-corruption institutions underwent a national insight test from March 18 to April 9, 2021. This test was part of the assessment of the status transfer of KPK employees to ASN as a consequence of the passing of Law Number 19 of 2019 concerning the KPK.

It should also be noted, that this transfer of employee status is based on the issuance of government regulation (PP) number 41 of 2020 concerning the transfer of KPK employees to ASN employees. The regulation was issued by President Joko Widodo, and signed in July 2020 and takes effect on the date of promulgation, namely July 27, 2020.

) * The author is a contributor to the Cikini Press Circle and Students

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