The Director General of the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) Ernest Surrur on Friday 23rd January took a tough stance on Civil Servants coming late to work.
He told Awoko that, on Friday because he wants to get first hand information about the time Civil Servants at his department come to work; he came to the office by 6:30 am.
Surrur further explained that, when he came, he met few cleaners and messengers.
The Director General said shock gripped some of the workers when they learnt he had got to the office by 6:30 and discovered that the attendance book was in his office so any worker who comes in will have to sign in his office.
The last person he said to come to work on that day was by 11 o’clock, adding that it is pathetic when civil servants come to work late.
“We are trying to implement government policy and that should start with promptness at work”.
This is one area (promptness) that is neglected by civil servants, but is very important.
The Director General noted that he wants to start checking each and every government department to know the time civil servants are coming to work and when they are leaving.
He furthered that, his department has a lot of work to do in terms of staff welfare, capacity building, promotion, recruitment and retirement.
Surrur maintained that, what they are trying to do now is to talk to government to improve on the conditions and services of civil servants, maintain standards and attract competent people to come in to the service.
He stated that, he wants to make sure that civil servants work in a more conducive atmosphere so that they will increase productivity.
However, he stressed that transfer will be based on the consent of the worker. By Abibatu Kamara