Public Sector Reform Unit

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This Report covers the period July to September 2016. The 10th Implementation Support Mission of the Bank was held towards the end of the quarter (29th September – 7th October 2016). This Report provides Project updates, highlighting key steps/actions taken since the Bank’s 9th Support Mission held in May 2016.

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The Mission commenced with a kick-off meeting chaired by the Project co-ordinator,the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) to review the Mission agenda, the Next Steps identified on the last Aide Memoire and discuss implementation progress and challenges to date. PSRU organized a RRI Workshop to review and update a number of work plans. The Mission was invited to meet the Minister of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED).

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The Public Sector Reform Unit, in the Office of the President, conducted a one-day Symposium on Public Sector Reform initiatives, in collaboration with the Academic Affairs Directorate, University of Makeni. The Symposium was held on 14th June 2016, at the UNIMAK Auditorium, Fatima Campus.

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The PSRU, in the Office of the President conducted a one-day Symposium on Public Sector Reform initiatives, in collaboration with the Academic and Career Advisory & Counselling Services Directorate (ACACS), Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone (USL). The Symposium was held on the 20th January 2016, at the Mary Kingsley Hall, Fourah Bay College.

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Freetown 2 May 2014: The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) will be organising a two day forum of Government Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on the priorities and operations of Government, with a view to creating an understanding of the importance of leadership roles and effective political-administrative interface for the achievement of national development objectives.

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The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU), in the Office of the President has concluded a week long Project assessment with the World Bank. This was the Bank’s 10th Implementation Support Mission for the Sierra Leone Pay and Performance Project (P&PP). The Mission comprised of Roberto O. Panzardi (World Bank Project Task Team Leader and Sr. Public Sector Specialist), Sydney Augustus Godwin (Financial Management Specialist).

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The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU), in the Office of the President, engaged Parliamentarians on Public Sector Reform initiatives. The objective of this engagement was to update Parliamentarians of both Committees on Reform Initiatives, particularly with regards to Pay Reform, Recruitment and Staffing, and Performance Management and Accountability, three critical areas in the Public Sector Reform Programme.

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PRESS RELEASE Sierra Leone Pay and Performance Project - PSRU concludes a week long World Bank Implementation Support Mission and a 4-day training on Job Evaluation with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission of Ghana (GFWSC). The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) concluded a week long Project assessment with the World Bank 7th Implementation Support Mission for the Sierra Leone Pay and Performance Project (P&PP).

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The Mission comprised of Roberto O. Panzardi (World Bank Project Task Team Leader and Sr. Public Sector Specialist), Sydney Augustus Godwin (Financial Management Specialist). The Mission was assisted by Adama Davida Ginorlei (Program Assistant). Parminder P.S. Brar (Country Manager) provided overall guidance and support.

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The Public Sector Reform Unit, in the Office of the President, conducted a one-day Symposium on Public Sector Reform initiatives, in collaboration with the Academic Affairs Directorate, University of Makeni.

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This engagement was held on the 9th March 2016, at Parliament Building Tower Hill, Freetown.

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The Symposium was held on the 20th January 2016, at the Mary Kingsley Hall, Fourah Bay College. The objective of the symposium was to share with students from USL the progress being made in various areas within the Public Service, enabling them to interact with serving Civil Servants and Public Officers and also to engage in a Q&A session.

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The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU), in the Office of the President has concluded a week long Project assessment with the World Bank 8th Implementation Support Mission for the Sierra Leone Pay and Performance Project (P&PP).

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Petroleum exploration offshore Sierra Leone commenced between the 1970s and 1980s on shallow continental shelf. Exploratory wells drilled over the period penetrated significant thicknesses of reservoir quality sandstones ranging in age from mid-Jurassic to mid-Cretaceous. These exploration efforts were halted despite evidence of key hydrocarbon indicators, probably because of deep water economics, technology and distance from mature source rocks.

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The Support Mission held detailed discussions on project progress with the key Implementing Agencies – Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) - the Environmental Manager of the Civil Service – and other stakeholders including Office of the Chief of Staff and the Cabinet Secretariat, both of which focus on the Performance Management at different levels of the Public and Civil Service.

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The Mission held detailed discussions on project progress with the key Implementing Agencies – Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) which is the Environmental Manager of the Civil Service – and other stakeholders including Office of the Chief of Staff and the Cabinet Secretariat, both of which focus on the Performance Management at different levels.

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The Government of Sierra Leone recognizes that one of the main problems plaguing the country and constraining its economic and social development is the weak and deteriorating capacity of the public service of Sierra Leone over the years.

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Ref.No.PSRU /02/13 Freetown, 26 February 2013 – The Director of Public Sector Reform, Dr. Julius Sandy, has signed the 2013 Annual Work Plan (AWP) of the United Nations Development Programme to the tune of US $ 396,000. The AWP seeks to consolidate on the gains made in the ongoing Public Sector Reform initiatives, and will contribute to the most pressing reform areas as defined in the Agenda for Prosperity. The key expected output will include:

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In 2013 the PSRU pursued its objective of strengthening management and administrative structures, systems and processes in the public service, by using a targeted joined-up approach to reform and consolidating the activities within the various reform components into streamlined and organised pathways.
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As part of the procurement for the World Bank Pay and Performance Project (P&PP) PSRU, hereby publishes the contract award notice for Job Evaluation (JE) and Labout marrket surrvey for the Sierra Leone Ciivil Service.

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Freetown, 22 May 2013 – The Director of Public Sector Reform Unit, PSRU, Ms Sidratu Koroma, has handed over office equipment worth over US$ 60,000 to the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Human Resources Management Office (HRMO) to strengthen their capacity to implementing the pay and performance project as part of the Technical Assistance component.

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Freetown, 2 July 2009 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) collaboration with the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) has commenced Management and Functional Review of the Ministry of Transport and Aviation in order to capacitate the Ministry for improved service delivery.

The Ministry is the last the PSRU is currently reviewing in line with His Excellency’s Agenda for Change.

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Freetown, 20 June 2012 – A Government Delegation led by Dr. Julius F. Sandy has successfully concluded negotiations with the World Bank in Washington D.C for support to Government’s Public Sector Reform Programme, i.e., Improving Productivity through Management and Pay Reforms. This support focuses on full-scale implementation of three critical components of Government’s Public Sector Reform Programme, namely:

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Freetown, 2 May 2012 – A Government Delegation led by Dr. Julius F. Sandy has successfully concluded negotiations with the World Bank in Washington D.C for support to Government’s Public Sector Reform Programme, i.e., Improving Productivity through Management and Pay Reforms. This support focuses on full-scale implementation of three critical components of Government’s Public Sector Reform Programme, namely:

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Freetown, 6 July 2011 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) has commenced THE Third Quarter monitoring of Ministries, Department and Agencies to facilitate implementation of recommendations of the Management and Functional Reviews and other reform initiatives. The objectives of this exercise will among others include, to:

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Freetown, 8 July 2009 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) in collaboration with ENCISS has engaged Civil Society organizations on the performance of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources.

PSRU is currently conducting a comprehensive management and functional review of the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources to ensure that its systems and processes are consistent with the national agenda for efficient and effective service delivery.

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Freetown, 2 July 2009 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) and the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) visited the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources today 1 July 2009 with the view to undertaking a Management and Functional Review in order to capacitate the Ministry for improved service delivery.

The Ministry is the second of the five remaining Ministries the PSRU is currently reviewing in line with His Excellency’s Agenda for Change.

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