Contract appointment system is temporary, says PSD

KUALA LUMPUR: The new contract appointment system in the civil service is a temporary measure, which will allow for a new method for the recruitment of permanent posts.

The Public Service Department (PSD) said appointments to permanent positions in the civil service are subject to the performance and recognition by the a person's head of department.

It said the decision was made to ensure the government achieves long-term financial sustainability.

"This contract hiring is a temporary step towards the implementation of a new method for permanent appointments of civil servants, which will involve an amendment to relevant acts.

"Officials appointed through contract will also be permanently appointed through this new method under the PSD's numeration system, which will be finalised later.

"The appointment to a permanent position is also subjected to performance and recognition by the head of the department," the department said in a statement today.

It said the contract appointment method will be carried out under current regulations under the Human Resources Service Circular, which includes benefits and salaries.

"We hope that the improvement to the public service remuneration system can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public service delivery, while safeguarding the welfare of civil servants in line with Malaysia Madani aspirations."

Yesterday, PSD director-general Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Dahlan Abdul Aziz announced that the government will implement the contract appointment system for new recruitment in the civil service, pending a new recruitment method to strengthen the public service remuneration system.

He had said that the contract of service (COS) system will take effect from Feb 1.

He had said the law was still being amended to allow for the creation of a new civil service recruitment method and that the new method, once implemented, will reduce the country's fiscal burden.

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