Civil Servants to Benefit from New Pension Scheme :CSA Boss Reveals
Thousands of employees in both the public and private sectors are expected to benefit from the new pension plan being formulated by the Civil Service Agency.
The Director-General of the Civil Service Agency, Dr. C. William Allen made the disclosure Thursday, August 9, 2012 at a regular weekly press briefing at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
Dr. Allen said his institution is working on a new plan that will make the lives of pensioners to be more vibrant after they shall have left public and private services.
The Director General of the Civil Service Agency of Liberia stressed that many people in both the public and private sectors were reluctant to retire.
According to him, individuals view retiring as being left out of the economic activities of the country.
He disclosed that the new pension plan, when developed, will comprise 3% of the employees; while 50% of their total salary will be given to the pensionees.
The Civil Service Agency boss further noted that the new pension plan provides more security and covers all ministries.
Dr. Allen revealed that the pension exercise will be monitored by the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP); while the Civil Service Agency; play a lead role in monitoring the policies its implementation.
The Director General of the Civil Service Agency averred that his institution is working on the Performance Management System.
According to him, the Performance Management System will set the pace for every civil servant to be evaluated so that necessary adjustments can be made.
Dr. Allen then pointed that the agency will reward civil servants based on their performances and conduct.
He revealed that his institution is working on a one compensation check that will include both salary and allowances.
Director Allen indicated that substantive progress has been made on the biometric system in order to ascertain those who receive government salary.
The Director-General of the Civil Service Agency noted that his entity had digitalized all records of civil servants in Liberia and was working on the revamping of the testing and evaluation system of the agency.
He asserted that the agency has opened four offices in Tubmanburg, Bomi; Buchanan, Grand Bassa and Zewdru, Grand Gedeh Counties.
Dr. Allen disclosed that capacity building was a bending constraint of his institution.
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