Estonian presidential office director to resign on president's last day in office

  • 2021-10-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Director of the Office of the President of the Republic Tiit Riisalo has tendered his resignation to Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, which the latter will grant on her last day in office.

Riisalo told journalists on Thursday that according to the law, the director of the presidential office cannot be released from their position instantly, instead, they can only be let go with a six-month notice.

"The alternative option provided by the Civil Service Act is that the official resigns of their own volition. This is what is going to happen," he said.

Riisalo said that has he submitted his resignation application to President Kersti Kaljulaid, who can grant it on the last day of her term.

"The new president will be able to appoint a new director for the presidential office on the first day of his term. Which is probably what he will do," he noted.

Riisalo added that with him leaving his position of his own volition, pursuant to the Civil Service Ac, he will not be entitled to compensation upon release from service.