Government employees will soon need to register with statutory bodies and professional organizations before commencing work in state agencies and universities.
In a comprehensive guideline released by the Public Service Commission (PSC) on August 10, enrollment with statutory bodies is set to become a mandatory prerequisite for civil servants within state agencies and universities.
The new directive necessitates that graduates seeking governmental positions must first register with the relevant statutory and professional bodies aligned with their fields of study before submitting job applications.
This new requirement implies that in addition to prerequisites such as HELB and EACC clearance certificates, graduates will now bear additional expenses covering registration and annual renewal fees for statutory bodies.
The PSC also emphasized the inclusion of clear, concise, and well-defined job descriptions within all employment contracts.
Specific vital skills, competencies, attitudes, and other essential attributes per the competency framework will be explicitly detailed for each employee.
“In developing Career Guidelines, State Corporations shall ensure that the guidelines contain required academic and professional qualifications, work experience and performance standards,” the guidelines state.
“Moreover, progression to higher job grades will mandate all officers to hold the prescribed minimum qualifications and requisite experience stipulated for promotion to the respective grade.”
Additionally, the Public service instructed state agencies to draft comprehensive human resource manuals that comprehensively outline the mutual responsibilities of both employees and employers.
These manuals contain comprehensive information concerning salaries, allowances, terminal benefits, and related matters.
The creation of the manuals will involve collaboration with employees, trade unions, employee representatives, and governing boards.