Work Ethics for the Public Sector

Background

Work ethics relate to an individual’s attitude and belief about work. The state of an individual’s work ethic relates to how that individual identifies herself/himself to various occupational responsibilities like goal-setting, accountability, task completion, autonomy, reliability, cooperation, communication, honesty, effort, timeliness, determination, leadership and volunteerism. A strong work ethic comprising these components is highly valued in the work place. Hence to foster these characteristics in the Public Sector, the Sectoral Committee- for Public Sector of the HRDC, came up with main strategies that would contribute to reducing the many hurdles that the public sector faces to recruit and optimise use of its human resources. The strategies formulated represent the priority initiatives to this sector in terms of capacity building to bring short-term, medium-term and long-term benefits. One of the strategies is the mounting of a training programme on Work ethics..

Objectives

  •   To contribute in overcoming many hurdles that the public sector faces to recruit people equipped with the required skills set to perform. 
  • To provide training programme on Work ethics for HR managers and Senior Officials (PS/PAS) in the Public sector has been mounted to inculcate good practices in the Public Sector in general. The programme has held on three half days comprising both theory and practical sessions, case studies and talks from representatives of institutions like ICAC and Equal Opportunity Commission. The first two sessions were been led by Dr Napal, Associate Professor at UoM.

Status: Completed.