All Public Servants will have to clock in and clock out for work starting January 3 when all government workers return to normal duties in the new year.
Personnel Management Department Secretary, John Kali says the National Government’s new direction is for all public civil servants to clock in and clock out during official hours.
This will be implemented under The Public Service Management Act 2014, that seeks to improve performance and productivity, for the public service to respond to the government’s needs.
“This is a direction and we will look at the manner in which we improve performance and productivity of the public service,” said Kali.
All government departments must comply with this direction, driven by departmental heads, as part of their performance-based contracts.
Respective ministers and their departmental heads sign on to their performance agreements to ensure key results are achieved.
“But in order for them to achieve these key result areas, the supports of the staff are needed. The only way to is to make them sign on the performance agreements.”
Service delivery is the focus.
And for this to happen, this will require contribution from all public civil servants, encouraged through the clock in, clock out system.
“When they clock in, that will automatically register a public servant in the payroll system.
“If you want to get paid, then work on time and do clock in and clock out,” Kali said.