The Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA) James Thompson says he does not comprehend why other people stay expressing fear about Civil Servants’ wage bills when the federal government does no longer exist simply to pay one sector of the body of workers.
Civil Servants in Liberia are the least paid in executive with some incomes as little as US$50, as per 30 days wage main some workers on the Ministry of Information protesting lately in call for of wage increment.
But Mr. Thompson maintains that folks will have to be extra eager about how Liberia may transfer ahead as a substitute, of politicizing the whole thing, including that there are different vital issues that similarly have executive’s consideration relatively than crying for Civil Servants’ pay.
He made the observation lately at a different briefing to announce respectable release of consciousness on synchronization of Civil Servants’ Employment and Pension Data, together with Civil Service Electronic Pay Slip platform.
According to him, when the Civil Service began reform procedure in 2019, the Agency had a twin pay device, paying two other salaries to workers.
He explains that the present management on the CSA inherited a device that paid fundamental salaries in two other grading methods: Basic Salary Grading System controlled via the CSA and Allowance Grading System.
“In other words, under the basic salary pay system employees were paid in Liberian Dollars and everything was uninformed”, he provides.
Mr. Thompson continues that if other people had been serving in the similar place, they were given the similar pay as a result of as soon as an worker enters the grade positions within the fundamental wage device, the pay in the long run pops up.
However, he says for Allowance, the CSA provides executive ministries and companies about 80 p.c proper that permits heads at the ones establishments to workout discretion on who will get what in line with efficiency.
According to him, because of this even though allowances represent quite a lot of workers’ pay, no longer everybody advantages underneath the allowance pay grading device.
“So, it is possible for two persons to work in the same agency and get their Liberian Dollars pay, which is the basic salary system, but under the allowance grading system, I cannot get allowances, while you get allowance.”
However, to unravel this downside he signifies that during 2019, the CSA arrange a harmonization scheme to merge the 2 cost methods and create a unmarried device, explaining that throughout the harmonization procedure, extra individuals who had been added to the device, didn’t apply the federal government process and the CSA didn’t have data on them.
Immediately after the Weah management took place of work in 2018, the governing Coalition for Democratic Change disbursed lists of partisans amongst quite a lot of ministries and companies for employment, bloating the federal government salary invoice.
“Even though our law says that we are responsible for public sector Employment, we didn’t have records on these people and there were thousands and thousands of them”, Mr. Thompson printed.
He says when the payroll reform began in 2019, the Agency didn’t simply merge each methods, but in addition created a unmarried database for presidency workers and regularized standing of all the ones, who paintings within the executive.
Author: New Dawn