TURKANA PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ENGAGES DEPARTMENTAL HEADS ON DRAFT FIVE-YEAR STAFF ESTABLISHMENT PLAN

TURKANA PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD ENGAGES DEPARTMENTAL HEADS ON DRAFT FIVE-YEAR STAFF ESTABLISHMENT PLAN

Lodwar, 17th May 2024

The County Public Service Board has rolled out a series of engagements with departmental heads aimed at finalising the first ever staff establishment plan to guide recruitment and career progression of staff over the next five years.

 

The Human Resource (HR) activity draws from changes in the structure of the County Government following issue of an Executive order by Governor Lomorukai following his assumption of office in 2022.

 

The Chair of Human Resource Committee at the Public Service Board, Maj. Rtd Dr. Daniel Ingollan, said that the executive order had proposed new offices and increased the number of initially existing offices justifying the need for a staff establishment plan.

 

A well-crafted staff establishment plan will benefit the county government civil service with the ability to manage succession and implement affirmative actions for achieving an inclusive workforce.

 

Before the plan is finally adopted as a county government document, the board is expected to engage key stakeholders, present it to the cabinet for adoption and onward forwarding to the County Assembly for approval.

 

Commissioner Ingollan revealed that the engagements would permit data collection on staffing gaps against a measured workload as proposed by departmental heads.

 

“So far, we have engaged Health, Public Service, Agriculture and Finance and collected their views which will be analysed for inclusion into the plan,” Dr Ingollan revealed.

 

While making his submission to the Board, Chief Officer for Finance, James Ilikwel expressed optimism of the plan’s potential to unlock staff stagnation.

 

Similar sentiments were echoed by other chief officers and directors who stated that specific positions in their dockets were yet to be filled.

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