Cuepacs welcomes KSN suggestion that JPA be flexible

KUANTAN, Nov 26 (Bernama) - The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has welcomed the suggestion that the Public Service Department (JPA) be flexible in placement to avoid creating new positions and adding staff.

Its president Datuk Omar Osman said the suggestion by Chief Secretary to the government (KSN) Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa is another transformation by the government to upgrade civil servants in terms of quality and quantity.

"You don't need to create a new position when there is extra work. JPA can relocate officers to do the extra work via restructuring without the need to appoint new officers," he told reporters at Quality and Innovation Day 2012 at Universiti Malaysia Pahang here today.

Omar however said that highly skilled positions in health, education and security sectors require new appointments from time to time according to needs.

"Doctors, nurses, teachers, police and other highly skilled positions can't be abolished or frozen because they are important."

On another note, he said the government was waiting for the Special Commission (Review Transformation of Civil Service) to submit a report by Dec 31 to overhaul public services.

The 1.4 million civil servants was already adequate and should not be added as JPA only need to be flexible in terms of relocating the officers.