Government has implemented systems to monitor the productivity of public officers who are working from home during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr gave that indication on Wednesday ahead of government’s phased reopening of the public service scheduled for Monday, May 4.
“Each ministry and each department currently has a register by which you record not only the time that you put in but also the task that you’ve been doing,” the Deputy Governor stated.
“We want to be extremely accountable during this time to make sure that when you are supposed to be working you’re not sleeping, or you’re not playing, and we do have a system of accountability so we can ensure that we are getting value for money and that our clients are being served well,” he added.
Resentful public officers should seek new career choice
The Deputy Governor also expressed confidence in the public service with government’s new structure and usage of teleconferences and appointment systems during this period.
He further said a number of public officers have been deployed to new fields as government continues its restructuring process because of the pandemic.
For some, these new roles have not been sitting well, but Archer said he wants all of his public officers well engaged in their respective positions or decide on a new career choice.
“There might be that one person who doesn’t really understand the quality and the importance of working and being paid at that time,” he said.
“I don’t want heads of departments to spend their time and energy working with that person. Just have that person call me so we can have a conversation about whether or not they want to be a part of this organisation any longer or [if] they want to seek employment elsewhere,” the Deputy Governor further said.
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