Prioritise professional growth, development of workers under you – FG to Perm Secs

The federal government, through the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, has charged the Transformative Permanent Secretaries to prioritise the professional growth and development of staff.

Speaking on Tuesday, the Head of Service, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, said this would help the workers remain adaptive and resilient in the face of any opportunity or challenge.

She maintained that her office is committed to sustaining and strengthening the structures established to drive the Performance Management System (PMS) in the Service.

The HoSF spoke at a one-day retreat for Federal Transformative Permanent Secretaries on the Status of the Implementation of PMS in Ministries, extra-ministerial Departments and Agencies, and MDAs.

She stated that Performance Management is one of the key strategies for ensuring better employee performance in sync with organisational goals.

“It is key to creating a work environment that encourages improvement, which in turn, motivates employees to be more productive,” she stated.

The HoSF disclosed that a robust institutional arrangement guarantees effectiveness in government performance management. This comprises the mechanism, rules, policies, guidelines, informal practices and culture that promote the effective implementation of PMS, as a globally accepted management tool.

Dr Yemi-Esan emphasised that in the emplacement of PMS within the implementation framework of FCSSIP 25, an important building block that Chief Administrative and Accounting Officers must begin to accord due priority, is an effective incentive and consequence management system.

One of the hallmarks of a functional PMS, according to her, is that in which employees face sanctions for non-compliance with procedures or get incentives for high performance.

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