Public human resources officials reminded to observe laws, procedures

THE government has directed public human resources officials to observe laws and procedures guiding public service management to avoid creating conflicts in the institutions.

Among others, the experts were reminded of following proper procedures when allocating someone to act on certain managerial posts.

Permanent Secretary of the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance), Mr Juma Mkomi made the directive yesterday in Dar es Salaam on behalf of the Minister for the docket, Mr George Simbachawene, during the annual general meeting of the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) Tanzania Chapter.

The meeting was themed: ‘New paradigm in discipline of human resources management and public administration in public service delivery.’

The gathering aimed at giving opportunity to the cadres to learn and nourish their knowledge about human resources profession.

“Human resources management is an important pillar in the development of the institution. Therefore, carry out your duties by observing laws and regulations, including avoiding corruption, favouritism and revealing secrets,” he urged.

There were complaints from public servants over experiencing injustice when it comes to issues like promotion.

“There is a challenge in acting positions in our different institutions because human resources officials fail to do their jobs well. They don’t make consultation with the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance), this leads to a person remaining in acting capacity for a long time while the law gives only six months,” he stated.

Mr Mkomi further directed the AAPAM Tanzania Chapter to fast track establishment of an association for human resources professionals in the public service sector alone.

“This association must be in place by June 2023,” he instructed.

He also told the AAPAM to continue organising such meetings every year, after learning that such meetings had not been held for about 10 years since 2013.

The Permanent Secretary expressed hopes that the officials would be well equipped with skills after the meeting which started yesterday and would end today.

“I am hopeful that this workshop will increase efficiency in public service delivery. I hope that even the languages you use to your customers will be shaped,” he stated.

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