Empowering the Public Service
Health Ministry to get more staff in stages, says PSD
2 December 2019
The Public Service Department director-general, Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman an additional 10,675 staff members, which include doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other medical officers is approved to solve the shortage of staff issues in hospitals and clinics. The plan to reduce the civil service by 5% within three years will still go on to save on operating expenditure.
Ensure government officials are non partisan.
31 March 2019 – SEVERAL ministers have reportedly voiced their objection to terms in the upcoming Public Service Act, which, among others, aims to institute separation of powers between civil servants and the political administration.
31 March 2019 – Experts have thrown their support behind the government’s move to institute a separation of powers as part of the upcoming Public Service Act, which they believe would better define the roles and obligations of civil servants in relation to the executive.
3 December 2018 – Public Service Act is being drafted to be tabled in Parliament; the Bill will regulate public service and enforce the separation of power between the civil servants and the political administration.
Limit the interventions local and international consultants in the public sector
Instruct Public Service Commission (PSC) to identify talented civil servants. They will be given the necessary support and training for self development.
Promotions will be undertaken based on service performance and experience.
30 April 2019
On improvements being made in the civil service, Ismail said one of the changes was the implementation of the Myportfolio system which was created to improve the civil service and it had reached 94.1 per cent usage. He said the Myportfolio system acted as a guideline for civil servants in executing their duties and improve the work procedure manual as well as table filing system.
“Other improvements under the new government include implementing flexible working hours and effective performance management system known as Myperformance.”
11 Sept 2018 – DS Ismail Bakar said that PSC was correcting breaches of hiring procedures made by the Barisan Nasional government and following procedures made by Pakatan Harapan to clean up the process of political appointments.
Encourage a creative culture