Simple failures in the management of human resources, at the time where Michèle Alliot-Marie, Minister of the Interior, wants to make it more dynamic, or early balloons of trials to test a new model of organization of the presence of the State in the territories Since a few weeks, cases of vacancy of power at the head of subprefectures multiply.
Boulay (Moselle) expects its new Deputy since March. Idem in Belley (Ain) and Sainte-MENEHOULD (Marne), where the last "title holder", party end of 2007, has not been replaced. Château-Gontier (Mayenne) and Segré (Maine-et-Loire), the estate, it also is still not assured. And some local politicians are beginning to find the time.
Blaye (Gironde), the Mayor of the commune and the General Council of the Township were briefly made the seat of the Sub-Prefecture that filled a power vacuum central which lasts already for eight months.
Some of these small cities could never find a true sub-prefect. All are indeed among the localities where the position is likely to be occupied in the future by a Councillor of Directors of the Interior. An order issued by the Ministry of the Interior in the "Official Journal" 25 June is a list of not less than 115 communes, among which 15 posts will be filled by senior officials of land. This first wave is probably only a beginning.
The Ministry of the Interior ensures want indeed facilitate the internal promotion and further take into account the experience gained in the field. This leads him to recruit less enarques. Already, a quarter of the positions of Director of Office of the prefect are more occupied by and sub-prefects. "It detect personal high potential and bring them to the top", reaffirms Michèle Alliot-Marie. A thorough search and that, in view of the delay by some appointments, requires some time. This proves that it is not question of designating Subdivisional discount, repeat forever Place Beauvau.
Little populated territories
Implementation of advisors of Directors called to perform the duties of sub-prefect of the arrondissement is not less aimed at territories considered "easy", relatively little populated, with less common than average and where the socio-economic issues are low on those in the urban departments. Absolutely, Bouches, the Pas-de-Calais, Northern and all placements departments are not affected.
Conversely, 27 departments, most often in loss of speed demographic and economic, are threatened at more or less long term have no sub-prefect in title. This is the case of the Ardennes, Cantal, the expensive or the Indre-et-Loire.
Locally, the opinions are shared but some elected officials, as is the case at Sainte-MENEHOULD, feared that the disappearance of the Subdivisional Officer de facto lead the disappearance of other services of the State (taxes, mounted police...). In Ain, Vice-President various left of the General Council, Denis Perron, is categorical: "If the State wished to maintain the Sub-Prefecture of Belley, he would have already appointed a subprefect." "The dismantling of the rural territories continued after the abolition of post, the hospitals, the gendarmerie and courts offices", he said. "It can be feared his disappearance that we condemn." This topic will be a stop at the next session of our Assembly in October.