Public Sector Reform Unit

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Freetown, 18 March, 2009-- The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) in collaboration with the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) and the Office of Diaspora Affairs have been holding meetings with Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), in an effort to fast track implementation of the on-going public sector reform initiatives.

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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.

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Freetown, 24 June 2010 – The Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Presidential Affairs met with officials of the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) on Wednesday 23 June to abreast themselves with activities of the department, as part of their oversight responsibilities on the Ministries, Department and Agencies under their purview.

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Freetown, 24 August 2010 -The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat will be organising a three 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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Freetown, 9 April 2010 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) continued its visitation to Ministries, Departments and Agencies today, Friday 9 April at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs. Addressing the Permanent Secretary and Divisional Heads of the Ministry, the PSRU Director Dr.

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Freetown, 26 February 2013 – The Public Sector Reform Unit, PSRU, is collaborating with the Anti Corruption Commission, ACC, to undertake a Management and Functional Review of the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority, SLRTA, to ensure that the Institution work consistent with the goals of the Agenda for Prosperity.

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Freetown, 4 February 2011 – The Annual Work Plan of the UNDP to the value of US$ 600,000 has been signed by Madam Mia Seppo, Country Director UNDP and Dr. Julius Sandy, Director Public Sector Reform Unit, for improved governance, efficient and effective service delivery in the public sector as outlined in the PSRP II, the Agenda for Change.

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Freetown, 27 July 2011 – Within the framework of the existing Public Sector Reform Programme, the European Commission has approved the sum of Euro 10.5 million towards the on-going Civil Service and other Institutional Reform initiatives in Sierra Leone.

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Freetown, 1 April 2010 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) meets with top management of the Ministry of Defense on the status of the recommendations contained in the Management and Functional Review and other reform initiatives.

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Freetown, 9 June 2011 – Sierra Leone’s success in the field of records and archives management has aroused interest across the West African region. A delegation from Liberia’s Centre for National Documents and Records Management Agency (CNDRA) was in Freetown from 6-10 June to study Sierra Leone’s achievements in records management.

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Freetown, 23 February, 2010— The Teachers’ Records Management Improvement Programme wishes to announce that it has nearly completed verification visits in the Freetown Urban Area and has commenced visits to the rural and peninsular schools. The verification Project is committed to interviewing every teacher delivering service in government and/or government-assisted schools in the country.

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Freetown, 18 June, 2009—The Public Sector Reform Unit in collaboration with ENCISS engaged Civil Society on Wednesday 18 June on ways of strengthen the systems and processes of the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the Environment for efficient and effective service delivery to the nation.

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Freetown 21 April 2009----- His Excellency the President on Tuesday 21st April 2009 conveyed approval for the operationalization of a new Comprehensive Public Sector Reform Programme. The Programme, which has been jointly developed by the Government of Sierra Leone and our Development Partners evolved out of genuine concern to create a capacitated and performance-oriented Public Service, that is beneficial to both service users and service providers. This new 4-year programme:

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Freetown, 2 May 2012 – A delegation from the government of Sierra Leone has reached an agreement with the World Bank during consultations in Washington D.C in the United States for the provision of funds amounting to the sum of US$17 million to support the implementation of the three cornerstone components in the new public sector reform namely: Pay Reform; Recruitment and Staffing and performance management.

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Freetown, 5 November 2009 –The ongoing programme to improve the management of the civil service payroll reached another milestone on Thursday 5 November with the delivery of an electronic document archive system to the Human Resources Management Office (HRMO) by the Records Management Improvement Programme (RMIP).

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Freetown, 12 April 2010 – In keeping with its mandate to enhance the capacity of the Civil Service for quality service delivery in a timely manner, the Records Management Improvement Programme (RMIP) in the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) is conducting a two-day training programme to enhance the capacity of top civil servants in human resource and records management.

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Freetown, 30 April 2010 – The Public Sector Reform Unit on Thursday met with A Team of African Development Bank (ADB) Consultants who are currently engaged with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry.

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Freetown, 13 April 2010 – Senior Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation today, Tuesday 13 April 2010 committed themselves to effectively collaborating with the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) to ensure full implementation of Civil Service Reform initiatives.

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Freetown, 25 October 2012 – The International Development Association IDA has on October 23 2012, declared the Financing Agreement for the Sierra Leone Pay and Performance Project effective. In a letter addressed to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Samura Kamara, the Association expressed its approval of the evidence submitted by the Government of Sierra Leone GoSL in fulfilment of the conditions precedent to effectiveness.

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Freetown, 4 February 2011 – The Annual Work Plan of the UNDP to the value of US$ 600,000 has been signed by Madam Mia Seppo, Country Director UNDP and Dr. Julius Sandy, Director Public Sector Reform Unit, for improved governance, efficient and effective service delivery in the public sector as outlined in the PSRP II, the Agenda for Change.

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Freetown 1 September 2011--- The Records Management Improvement Team contracted by the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to undertake nationwide teacher verification met with stakeholders at the Ministry’s conference room of Thursday 1 September.

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Freetown, 5 July 2011 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) has commenced visitation to Ministries, Department and Agencies to ascertain the level of implementation of recommendations contained in the Management and Functional Review and other reform initiatives.

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Freetown, 12 April 2010 – In keeping with its mandate to enhance the capacity of the Civil Service for quality service delivery in a timely manner, the Records Management Improvement Programme (RMIP) in the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU), is conducting a two-day training programme to enhance the capacity of top civil servants in human resource and records management.

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Freetown, 5 November 2009 –The ongoing programme to improve the management of the civil service payroll reached another milestone on Thursday 5 November with the delivery of an electronic document archive system to the Human Resources Management Office (HRMO) by the Records Management Improvement Programme (RMIP).

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Freetown, 9 April 2010 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) continues its visitation to Ministries, Departments and Agencies on Friday 9 April with a meeting with top officials of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs to monitor the implementation of recommendations contained in the Management and Functional Review.

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Freetown, 25 March 2010 – The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) has commenced visitation to Ministries, Department and Agencies to ascertain the level of implementation of recommendations contained in the Management and Functional Review and other reform initiatives.

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Freetown, 05 May, 2009—Following successful Management and Functional Reviews of fourteen Ministries by the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU), the Unit is presently working with the newly created Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), to undertake reviews in five other Ministries between May and September this year.

This move is in line with the new Public Sector Reform Programme, which aims at creating an efficient, effective and highly capacitated public service.

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Freetown, 23 February, 2010— The Teachers’ Records Management Improvement Programme wishes to announce that it has nearly completed verification visits in the Freetown Urban Area and has commenced visits to the rural and peninsular schools. The verification Project is committed to interviewing every teacher delivering service in government and/or government-assisted schools in the country.
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Freetown, 04 May, 2009—Following the successful review of the Management and Functions of fourteen Ministries, the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) in its quest for an efficient and effective civil service, is currently working with officials of other five Ministries for a review of their systems and processes in tandem with the agenda of the government.
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Freetown, 27 August 2010 - The Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU) in collaboration with the Governance and Institutional Development Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat will be organising a three-day forum of Government Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on the priorities and operations of Government with a view to, amongst others, understanding the importance of leadership roles, negotiation skills and values that are required for the achievement of our national...

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