Back to school for senior govt managers

2013-10-21 19:29
Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. (Photo: Beeld)

Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. (Photo: Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Senior managers in government will get comprehensive training on how to follow procedures when taking disciplinary steps against errant civil servants, Professor Job Mokgoro, the new head of the SA School of Government has said.

This is just one area where government employees will get training to improve service delivery and build capacity within government, City Press reported.

Speaking to journalists after the launch of the school in Pretoria on Monday, Mokgoro said there was growing evidence that civil servants were getting away with misconduct because some senior managers do not follow disciplinary policy and procedure.

Mokgoro said: “The situation is bad. You just need to look at reports by the Auditor General (AG) and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts on disciplinary action in the public service. It is bad.”

Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said although there may be scepticism about what the new school would be able to achieve, government had learnt from its mistakes.

It will be compulsory for all public servants to undergo an induction programme, said Sisulu.
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