(Updated: 16 July, 2014)
Output 5 of the PSC Office pertaining to the Performance Management System reads as follows:
"Facilitate a government wide understanding of the use of Performance Management System (PMS) and its competencies for decision making and development in the public service"
In light of the above, the PSC Office forwarded a submission to the Public Service Commission proposing activities to facilitate implementation of the Performance Management System across the Public Service. The Commission's direction was approved through Public Service Commission Decision (PSCD) No. 61 of 14 February 2014.
In accordance with the above stated PSCD, the PSC Office carried out the following:
(1) Set up of a PMS Sub-Committee consisting of senior manager(s) from line Ministries who were nominated by their respective CEO;
(2) Scheduled a recapitulation of PMS Awareness Trainings to be provided to all government ministries and agencies.
The Public Service (Amendment) Bill 2010 was gazetted and effective from 27 September, 2010. Further reviews were undertaken which resulted in Cabinet approving the following on 8 December, 2010:
1. Public Service (Disciplinary Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010;
2. Public Service (Grievance and Dispute Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010;
3. Code of Ethics and Conduct for the Public Service, 2010;
4. Public Service Policy 2010;
The Public Service Policy Instructions, 2010 was approved by the Public Service Commission on 17 January, 2011 and became effective on the same date.
Centralization of Government public services in outer islands
Cabinet Decision No. 306 of 20 April, 2011 approved the following:
i. "That Government public services (except Health and Education) be centralized in the Outer Islands as follows:
ii. That the Public Service Commission Office and the Ministry of Finance be tasked with the implementation of (i) above with effect from the date of Cabinet Decision."
This refers to the centralization of all human resource matters and financial matters for the Public Services in the outer islands (except Health and Education) under the Governor's Office (or Government Representative's Office, whichever applies) and Sub Treasury respectively. The purpose of this consolidation exercise is to ensure that there is a centralized body which provides the daily supervision of all public servants in the outer islands with regards to leave management, personal files, Government vehicles etc.