Sisulu to approach Cabinet on evaluation

2012-07-17 09:03

Johannesburg - Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu plans to approach Cabinet over the low compliance rate for performance evaluations of the heads of national and provincial departments, the Business Day reported on Tuesday.

"I will be approaching Cabinet with a plan to ensure that all qualifying directors general and heads of department are evaluated," she said on Monday in response to questions by the Democratic Alliance.

"We are acutely aware of the low levels of compliance with regard to the evaluation..."

Evaluations for the 2011/2012 year was still in progress and were due to be concluded by July 31. She said one national director-general and 11 provincial heads of departments had been evaluated.

This represented 3% of the 31 national directors-general who qualified for evaluation, and 16% of the 49 heads of departments.

The Public Service performance management policy provides for a five point rating scale when conducting performance evaluations for senior managers, directors-general and heads of department.

  • carole.small.96 - 2012-07-17 09:18

    Well done Lindiwe. Another Minister who actually is prepared to do the job she is paid for by the people, and see that others do theirs. But why am I surprised. Her parents set her a great example. Keep up the good work Lindiwe and carry it through. Your Dad is proud as he looks down.

      patricia.spooner.1 - 2012-07-17 09:36

      I am puzzled as this is the same prima donna who resided over the total demise of the SADF! To think that she will do any better with this dept is a pipe-dream. Furthermore, given Ministers sign performance contracts that are not enforced why would it be any different for the idiots that report to them.

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-07-17 09:40

      Well done my backside! Who cares about stupid evaluations. Why waste time...... All long as colour and gender quotas are met, what more do you need?

      peter.ndamase - 2012-07-17 10:22

      Hear hear, and 6 months down the line she will be yanked off to another department. Cadre redeployment.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-17 10:33

      100% patrick.

  • Gavin - 2012-07-17 09:20

    so if you find an ANC flunky in a well paying job and he's been asleep for the last 18 years, does he have to give the money back ? I'll bet they are so deeply entrenched that they'll all walk away with fat golden handshakes. the reason there's been no service delivery is because the money has been spent on wages with nothing left to fix robots and fill potholes. the attempt to buy zuma the 2 billion rand vibrator being a case in point.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-07-17 09:24

    The rot is not just at the top (but I guess you have to start somewhere). Whilst I cannot comment for every department I do have first hand knowledge of practices in parts of the health environment. Performance reviews are simply not done at any level, BUT the papers are shuffled and eventually signed of by someone. The last lot shuffled were completed (fully) by the admin individual discussion, no review of performance against previously agreed objectives, no discussion/agreement about new objectives. It seems that the principle of performance against objectives is simply to dangerous and complex. If Ms Sisulu can inculcate a sense of doing instead of talking she has my approval.

  • Andrew M - 2012-07-17 09:30

    This is long overdue as the service levels and compliance in Government departments leave a lot to be desired. Maybe jobs for buddies will now be ended and more suitable people employed.Hopefully those found unsuitable will not be suspened on full pay and then wait years to be removed.

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-07-17 09:34

    Well done Lindiwe, I wish you can clean up western cape traffic departments.

      winston.mullany - 2012-07-17 09:49

      Hey Tonki, where you been, we missed you with your doff comments!

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-07-17 10:13

      Hey Polodonkey. Want a real revelation? Check out the Eastern Cape traffic departments. Just because the Western Cape is the only well-governed province (and we all know why) please don't get all choked up you cANCer troll.

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