Public Service Tasked To Respect Disability Act
A report on the state of the Public Service has established the need to pay attention to the Disability Act as it relates to the working environment.
According to the 2015 report, there were a number of employees in public service organizations whose physical disabilities required adjustment in the workplace such as rearrangement of working hours and technology facilitate effective performance in the job.
The report focused on employees’ perceptions about various aspects of human resource management.
It highlighted on themes such as leadership, employee engagement, talent management, training, development, and learning, performance management and recognition, amongst others.
Launching the 2015 State of the Public Service Report (SOPSR) on Wednesday in Accra, the Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Mrs. Bridget Katsriku, said the report does not only provide critical human resource management challenges perceived by public service employees, but also affords the opportunity to compare and determine the extent of congruence between employees and leadership around the same issues.
Giving an overview about the report, she said a number of employees did not take their annual leave in 2015.
“More non-management employees than management employees did not know about the usage of the complaint procedures for addressing grievances related of leave”, she stressed.
According to her, poor management of leave was partly attributed to lack of adequate understanding of the purpose of leave, the procedures to follow to obtain leave, as well as the lack of readily available copies of the Human Resource Management Policy Framework and Manual for the Public Service in their organizations to guide them.
The report also indicates that lack of adequate knowledge of staff retirement policies in the public service was quite prevalent among the employees surveyed.
Mrs. Katsriku stressed on the need to address the issue in order to facilitate adequate preparation on the part of employees towards smooth exit from the service and enjoyment of retirement after several years of dedicated service to the nation.
Concluding, PSC boss encouraged key stakeholders involved in the management of human resources to make good use of the 2015 State of the Public Service Report (SOPSR).
Source: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum/ thePublisher