The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum today conducted consultation on Job Evaluation Exercise (JEE) and the Civil Service Reforms for teachers of Sigatoka.
Consultations focused on issues arising for teacher’s contracts, salary bands, positions and level of responsibility and changes in overtime, allowances and the Open Merit Recruitment System (OMRS).
The AG informed teachers that the education sector received the largest allocation in the 2017-2018 National Budget. “The objective of the reforms is to have a high performing civil service, implementing government priorities, responsive to and serving the public,” AG said.
He added jobs where the increase in salary is over 15 percent must be advertised.
The AG said the Open Merit Recruitment and Selection aims to ensure only the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities required for the job are considered in the assessment.
Civil Service Reform Unit (CSRU) Director, Jane Curran informed teachers that person and position are considered separately and jobs are evaluated (not people) and placed on bands.
Other major announcements at the consultations made by the AG were on the introduction of seven student free days commencing from January 2018 (3 prior to term1, 2 prior to each of terms 2 and 3) for professional development activities for teachers and the review of meal allowances to be increased from $9 to $20. #unity4FijiFirst #ForFijians #FijiPol
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