Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Civil servants required to attend five-day programme

From next year, civil servants will be required to attend a five-day Program Transfor-masi Minda (PTM) before being confirmed in service.

The mind transformation programme replaces the Kursus Induksi, a month-long course which was followed by a government examination.

In a circular, the Public Service Department said full-time officers appointed on or after Jan 1, 2013, and those on probation who had not attended the Kursus Induksi Modul Umum, must attend the programme before they can be confirmed.

“Current officers who are transferred to other agencies in the service are exempted from PTM, on condition that they had attended the Kursus Induksi or passed the government examination in their previous agency,” the circular stated.

The programme has three main segments – nation and civil service, officer’s roles and responsibilities, and first class work ethics.

Officers who pass the programme will receive a certificate and have their attendance noted in service records.

The circular also stated that the course was meant to expose officers to the basics of the civil service, and instil patriotism and excellent work ethics to give them a “first-class mindset”.

“The provisions of this circular is also extended to all state services, statutory authorities and local authorities, subject to acceptance by the respective authori-ties.”

Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman welcomed the new programme, saying the shorter time-period would reduce the possibility of officers getting bored with training schedules.

“The programme’s syllabus is also more focused on an officer’s duty as a civil servant, so they can better understand what they are taught,” he said.

Omar added that some unnecessary elements in the previous course had been excluded and that the probation period for the civil service remained at three years.

Source : TheStar


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