October 30, 2017 By Victoria Saffa
Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) in collaboration with the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), Public Sector Unit (PSU) on Thursday held a one day focus group engagement with the media on pay reform, performance management, and recruitment and staffing.
The program, which was held in the conference room of PSRU on Wesley Street in Freetown, brought together civil servants and other important stakeholders.
The engagement was geared towards updating and sharing progress made within the civil service through the implementation of the Sierra Leone pay and performance project.
Director of PRSU, Sidratu Koroma, stated that the purpose of PSRU is to provide advice to the president and government on funds and to promote the work of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Doing a Presentation on the Pay reform, Director, Planning and Budgeting from HRMO, Georgiana Kamara, stated that the pay reform implementation or a comprehensive pay reform initiative is intended to ensure that public sector pay as an incentive system, is not only able to attract and retain the requisite skills, but also applies in a consistent and sustainable manner.
She said in the disbursement link indicator of all civil services, job evaluation and labour market survey was to ensure the fair and equitable assessment and determination of job worth in the civil Service of Sierra Leone.
Also in his presentation on the performance management, HRMO Director of Performance Management, Usman Conteh, said the project is jointly funded by the government and the World Bank.
He said the performance Management is a method used to measure and improve the effectiveness of people in a work place, and that it aims at inculcating and nurturing performance culture in the civil service.
Conteh continued that the Performance management was looking at pilot MDAs, which includes the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Works, Housing and Infrastructure among others.