Thursday, 20 August 2015

Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) REFORMS: Core Principles and Values change public perception.

Problem: The Federal Civil Service Commission was dogged with credibility problems and was perceived by many to be corrupt and inefficient.

Reform Actions:
Tenure Policy of 2009
- Reintroduction of induction courses
- Development of Performance Management System with OHCSF and NPC
- Development of a Strategic Plan for 2013-2015
- Automation of core processes
- Better collaboration with OHCSF

Main Achievements:
The recent reform in the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) is beginning to recapture the core principles and values for which the Commission was set up. The public perception the Commission as a corrupt and disorganised organisation is beginning to change.

Key Challenges: 
(a) The process of automating all FCSC core internal process and building staff capacity to work in an automated environment is slow, possibly constrained by inadequate funding; 
(b) Some FCSC staff are alleged to deliberately sabotage the automated systems, so that they can still extort money from citizens; 
(c) MDAs do not promptly comply with guidelines on appointments, promotion and discipline and other circular issued from time to time by the FCSC; 
(d) There are currently a number of cases in various courts in the country, with 52 cases in the Court of Appeal, 52 cases in the Federal High Court and 55 cases in the National Industrial Courts. Most of the cases have been in the courts for many years and originated from MDAs who badly managed the cases, possibly with legal personnel who had been compromised; 
(e) and Increasing and persistent pressure for employment into the Federal Civil Service and the challenge of selecting candidates for appointment into the Service fairly and transparently. 

Reference:  Public Service Reforms in Nigeria (1999-2014) - A Comprehensive Review

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