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Department of Personnel Management to improve services for public servants

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Public service skills training, public sector reforms and decentralization of functional powers are reforms the Department of Personnel Management will be undertaking to effectively implement the Public Service Management System to Ward levels.

Public Service Minister, Elias Kapavore, highlighted this in a ministerial meeting with DPM executives this morning (23/08/17) in Port Moresby.

Minister Elias Kapavore said the Department of Personnel Management will go through a structural reform to effectively implement public service mechanisms right down to ward levels.

Minister Kapavore highlighted that one avenue to roll-out this system is by integrating top administrative functions like vesting CEO’s functions to DDA officers in district levels and assessing their performances.

However, Minster Kapavore said the major impediment for public service institutions is unskilled public servants.

This is something the Minister together with Public Service Executives have been tasked to fix.

The Minister said to rebuild public service institutions public servants must go through public service skills training with the Institute of Public Administration.

“DPM will review some of its legislations to working alongside institutions like Department of Provincial Local Government Affairs and Finance to effectively implement government services to rural areas,” he added.

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