June CDCF, the reform has continued to strengthen control mechanisms with such
activities as: the ongoing census; the strengthening of personnel management
processes such as recruitment, examination, promotion and pension; and, the
finalization of policy frameworks on the management and development of human
resources and redeployment. Tools to assist ministries review their operations
for efficiency and improve service delivery processes are being readied.
Ongoing activities include:
The Priority Operating Costs instrument is being deployed
with the support of development partners. The enabling Sub-Decree has been
promulgated. A guide on the establishment and management of POC schemes has
been circulated. Three proposal have been received (PFM, LASED, DFGG). The
CAR Secretariat is assisting the ministries of commerce, plan, agriculture,
public works, rural development and education and the CDC prepare framework
documents. The framework documents for the CAR POC have been circulated to
ministries as examples.
The census to update and complete the database on civil
servants will be finished by December (composition, distribution, levels,
skills…). The census will provide information on available skills thus
allowing for a better use of existing capacity
Policy frameworks on HRM and HRD are being finalized in close
cooperation with ministries and in consultation with development partners.
The HRM policy framework, the HRM Handbook (to be widely
distributed to civil servants will outline key regulations and practices
concerning HRM) and the HRM Manual (to be circulated to HR specialists and
managers will specify practices and processes relating to HRM) will be the
subject of a national seminar in later this year.
Personnel management processes relating to recruitment,
examination, promotion, career progression are being strengthened (outcomes
from inter-ministerial committees will be referred to the above national
seminar). Procedures relating to retirement have been strengthened.
The Booklet on civil servants core values is being
distributed widely. It defines the four values of motivation, loyalty,
professionalism and a culture of service.
Work is underway to complete a guide on operational reviews
(by the end of December) to assist ministries streamline and strengthen
their operations to contain costs and improve effectiveness
The Compendium on Public Services is being completed (before
the end of the year) and will widely disseminated; methodologies to assist
ministries review the delivery of public services are being finalized; and,
a concept notes on quality systems for public services and on recourse
mechanisms are being completed.
A guide to facilitate the deployment of Special Operating
Agencies has been completed and is ready for dissemination
A program funded by the ADB is being developed to train
managers at the national and sub-national levels; training will focus on
core responsibilities and skills of management
The PAR Technical Working Group Report on progress on achieving
agreed JMIs since the CDCF states that all activities relating to implementing
them are on target and that there are no outstanding issues warranting the
attention of the GDCC.
The attached CAR work plan for 2010-11 provides an overview of
work underway together with assistance being provided by development partners.