The supervisory board of ZUS issued a positive opinion on Zbigniew Derdziuk as president of ZUS

Luc Williams

The President of ZUS is appointed by the Prime Minister at the request of the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy. The candidate is previously assessed by the ZUS supervisory board.

Last week, the supervisory board of the Plant received a request from the Minister of Family, Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk, for an opinion on Zbigniew Derdziuk for the position of president of ZUS.

The chairman of the council, Liwiusz Laska, told PAP that Zbigniew Derdziuk's candidacy received a positive opinion on Tuesday.

Derdziuk already served as the president of ZUS in 2009-2015. In the years 2007-2009 he was a minister without portfolio in the first government of Donald Tusk. He also served as Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister in the governments of Jerzy Buzek and Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz. He graduated in sociology from the University of Warsaw; he also completed postgraduate studies in organization and management.

Political background of the election of the new head of ZUS

On January 10, Prime Minister Tusk dismissed the president of the Social Insurance Institution, Gertruda Uścińska. Minister Dziemianowicz-Bąk submitted a request to the Prime Minister to dismiss Uścińska.

At the end of February, the ZUS supervisory board gave a positive opinion on the candidacy of Dorota Bieniasz for the position of ZUS president. However, as the media reported, Bieniasz did not receive the green light from Prime Minister Tusk. The ruling coalition therefore decided to nominate Derdziuk as a candidate. (PAP)

author: Karolina Kropiwiec


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