Members of the public can now have their say in the type of public service they want.
In a statement issued yesterday, government unveiled the Public Service Transformation Plan with the objective of a ‘stronger, more resilient, and more effective public service’.
Members of the public were effectively placed in charge of what the new public service should reflect moving forward.
During the transformation, emphasis will be given to redesigning the public service, e-government, greening the public service, public-private partnerships, and rebuilding security.
Public servants have been often criticized for their poor service to the public.
Room for improvement
While noting that he appreciates the work of public servants, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said there is always room for improvement.
“Redesigning the public sector at this time is an integral part of this territory’s moving forward as we re-establish ourselves as a preferred location for living, recreation, and doing business,” he said.
According to the Premier, it is his hope that if another disaster occurs, the proposed stronger, more-resilient systematic structure will remain sustainable.
The territory’s vision is to establish a ‘world-class public service’, Premier Smith said.
No idea too big or too small
Also commenting on the plan, Governor Augustus Jaspert urged the public to speak out.
He said their input is an important aspect of making the government’s dream a reality.
“We need your input, your ideas, your challenge and your support. No ideas or suggestions are too small or too lofty if we intend on becoming the best. If there was ever a time that the public service needed your input into its future, it is now.”
He continued: “We want to hear from you as it relates to what you think the public service should look like in the future, the areas you think we can improve, the services you think we can enhance, and in general how do you think we can change to better serve you.”
Members of the public can email email@example.com with feedback or call the communications office of the Governor’s Group.
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