PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Hubert Khobane
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 153
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Hubert Khobane's badges.
 

The promotional policy within the Department of Correctional Services

09 June 2014, 08:48
The promotional policy within the Department of Correctional Services….\
In any normal kind of business that is synonymous to being logistically and administratively managed a defined, logical program for promotions within is catered for, in order to motivate staff and also ensure that the business is being conducted by people who are not only efficient, effective and loyal, but that those whom are promoted can add value to the business with the already experience that they have gathered in the time of working for the business.
When promotions are considered in the ambit of a business the normal process would encompass (include, cover, take in) the experience that the person has gained and then to be considered to be promoted to the next step in his career. A hypothetical example would be that an assistant accountant would be logically promoted to an accountant, and then maybe a senior accountant and ultimately Assistant Financial Manager, and the Financial Manager.
This by implication means that normal procedural promotions policy should be relevant and that an Assistant Accountant cannot be promoted to the position of Financial Manager, as he has never been exposed to what is required of him to do in his new position, and him/she not being able to lead by example in that all those subordinates below him would actually have experience in matters that he/she has never been exposed to.
Yet in the Department of Correctional Services, many an employee, are suddenly promoted from being a Correctional Officer Grade 3 into a position of Deputy Director, without having followed the logical promotional positions that would have lead to the ultimate appointment to the position of Deputy Director.This anomaly being present in many a situation in the Department in that the Department has no promotional policy in place which would clarify and define the employees who qualify for promotion to follow the logical steps in the hierarchy of the department - Correctional Officer Grade 3, then Grade 2, then Grade 1, Senior Correctional Officer, Assistant Director, Deputy Director and then ultimately Director on the road to their individual promotions and positions in the Department.
Of present people are being promoted to positions for which they have absolutely no experience and one needs to wonder what the criteria was to have promoted the person to the said position? Has personal interest played a roll, is nepotism, factionalism, cronyism, etc. present and considered as more appropriate than proficiency and being productive in the position, being able to perform at maxim levels?
This kind of unorthodox ‘promotions’ raises major concern amongst the employees of the department and demotivate many of them to perform at maximum levels, as productivity, efficiency, effectiveness is not the criteria to be promoted, but rather based on your ‘performance in bed’ as it is currently considered to be the safe route to being appointed to those senior positions without having to follow the logical process.An urgent investigation into the current status quo is not only overdue, but is urgently required.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Aurangzeb Thabethe
EFF and its tactics

The events inside the parliamentary corridors weeks ago must worry all of us.  Read more...

40 comments 2954 views
Submitted by
Abioye Olufemi
The absolute way to take Christma...

As Christmas is coming soon, I am prompted to write this Christmas article for all of us here at News24. Read more...

4 comments 401 views
Submitted by
goldeelocks
Phiyega.....SAY WHAT?????

Clearly the Honourable Minister has abrogated the duty of the SAPS to protect the citizens of this country! What then is the purpose of the SAPS?  Read more...

12 comments 971 views
Submitted by
Paulus
Genealogy of Jesus, and the probl...

The new testament writers were so kind as to leave 2 genealogies of Jesus for us to peruse, both of his father. Read more...

232 comments 2330 views
Submitted by
Lee Grandmaison
Everyone is entitled to their own...

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion." If you've ever seen or been in a debate, on or offline, you've heard this phrase quite a bit. Read more...

55 comments 563 views
Submitted by
johan609
South Africa heading South

We need to speak up. We need to take a stand. We need to take action. Read more...

26 comments 2806 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.