Workshop on Schemes of Service in Public sector held

A sensitization workshop on Schemes of Service document for the Internal Audit, Public Procurement and the Information Technology/Information Management (IT/IM) classes of the Public Service ended in Koforidua on Wednesday.

The workshop was organized to formally unveil the new Schemes of Service for the three classes to stakeholders and to solicit their support to implement them.

The Schemes of Service is a document that establishes a hierarchical staff structure of various occupational groups within an organization and it spells out various duties and responsibilities at all levels within the structure.

It also provides the qualifications, experiences, competencies and training required for entry into each grade, as well as promotion or progression from one grade to the other.

The Schemes of Service, when implemented, would ensure transparency, certainty, fairness and professionalism in the process of recruitment, selection, career management and development of personnel belonging to the three classes throughout the entire public services.

Mr Kofi Gabah, Member of the Public Service Commission (PSC), underscored the essence of Information Technology, Accountability and Governance in issues of the Public Services, saying it should not be downplayed.

“The Public Services cannot be isolated from the imperatives of Information Technology, Accountability and Governance issues, which are important for the sustainability and growth of any human organization,” he said.

Mr Gabah noted that in governing the conduct of one’s relationship with another, there was the need for lucid rules, regulations, procedures and processes so that organizations could ensure functionality, orderliness, consistency and fairness in their work operation.

He indicated that if the Schemes of Service was faithfully operated, it could be used as a tool for attracting and retaining qualified, committed and well- motivated personnel to contribute towards the achievement of an organization’s goals.

Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, advised the Public Services to pay attention to training their  staff in the areas of leadership, strategic management, human and financial management and basic problem solving skills in order to ensure progress in the services.

He also urged the staff of the three classes to incorporate the principles of selflessness, integrity, justice and fairness, accountability and transparency in their public life so that the Better Ghana Agenda could come to fruition for the benefit of all Ghanaians.

Source: GNA

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