Call for advancement in human resource management strategies

Izah Azahari

The Public Service Department (JPA) is the main agency responsible for the planning, management and development of human resources in the civil service. One of the challenges identified in the civil service is the transformation of manual processes into human resource systems, said Deputy Permanent Secretary (Civil Service, Welfare, International and Media) at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Haji Muhammad Suffian bin Haji Bungsu.

“To overcome these challenges, advancement in human resource management strategies are needed in addition to the Government Human Resource Management System (GHRMS) launched by the Public Service Department as a ‘fiscal consolidation’ project with the Ministry of Finance and Economy,” he said as the guest of honour during the Public Service Department Roadshow at the Temburong District Civic Centre Complex yesterday.

The roadshow was part of the JPA’s ongoing efforts to introduce and disseminate JPA’s roles and responsibilities to the public.

Another dynamic challenge in the civil service, he said, is to review talent management for all levels to achieve more sustainable and resilient human resource planning, management and development.

He believes that, through the implementation of the Civil Service Leadership Pipeline (CSLP) as a leadership flagship project in the public service, a line of calibre and quality leaders can be produced to lead in civil services.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Public Service, Welfare, International and Media) at the PMO Haji Muhammad Suffian bin Haji Bungsu.
Attendees during the roadshow. PHOTOS: INFOFOTO

“These efforts are in line with the new vision of the Public Service Department – the Transformation of the Public Service Towards Advanced Brunei Darussalam – which reflects the progressive and dynamic public service to meet the needs and expectations of stakeholders in service delivery,” he added.

The opening event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by JPA Office Supervisor Mohammad Iqbal bin Awang Yusuf, followed by a welcoming speech from Acting Director General of Public Service Dr Norfarizal bin Othman.

There was also an exhibition on the department’s new strategic plan, the Public Service Department Strategic Plan 2021-2025 which began its implementation this year, and JPA’s ongoing efforts to improve public service excellence.

Several briefings were alsoheld on disciplinary management, appointment and transfer of departments as well as counselling services.

The Narcotics Control Bureau, Islamic Da’wah Centre, Language and Literature Bureau, Prisons Department, Forestry Department, Royal Customs and Excise Department, Royal Brunei Police Force, and the Ministry of Health also participated in the roadshow.

Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Haji Emran bin Haji Sabtu, Acting Temburong District Officer Pengiran Muhammad Ameer Mubaarak bin Pengiran Haji Hashim, Acting Deputy Director General of Public Service Hajah Noor Airah binti Haji Abdul Rahman, and acting directors, officers and staff of the JPA in Temburong District were also present.