Thursday, 29 October 2015

BPSR Develops Self-Assessment Tool For Agencies And Parastatals..

The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has developed a SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL (SAT) for Agencies and Parastatals to enable them ascertain if they are delivering goods and services to Nigerians as at when due.

The operations of SAT was introduced to members of staff of BPSR by a team of Consultants during a one day workshop held recently in Abuja.

SAT has 117 questions ranging from Strategic Governance to Change Management among others. The questions have four options and brief instructions and are scored on the acronym: GABR (Green, Amber, Brown and Red). Red where the issue needs attention, Brown for developing area, Amber for well-placed and Green for excellent. The section results are then aggregated to provide an overall final result as well as specific and section scores.

Asked if SAT cannot be abused by organizations who may overate their score, the DG BPSR, Dr. Joe Abah responded that the most important aspect is taking the test, after which BPSR monitors to ascertain the claims. Where satisfied, it issues certificate of competence or otherwise.
Furthermore, the DG stressed that the test should not be seen as a punitive measure but as a means of stock taking so as to address areas of shortfalls.


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