Update on compliance to the NMIR Portfolio Committee

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Update on compliance to the NMIR Portfolio Committee on Public Administration 22 August 2001

Update on compliance to the NMIR Portfolio Committee on Public Administration 22 August 2001

What are the NMIR? • Issued in terms of Regulation H of Chapter 1

What are the NMIR? • Issued in terms of Regulation H of Chapter 1 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001 • Are the minimum HR-related information that departments are required for effective – policy development, – planning, and – management, and; – monitoring and evaluation • Future-oriented

Why are NMIR necessary? • Address the problem of the lack of credible HR

Why are NMIR necessary? • Address the problem of the lack of credible HR information for meeting the policy imperatives of the new government, • In addition, the NMIR provide a common view of the information required on: – each employee – each post in the public service • Assists ‘outsiders’ with an understanding of available information

Structure of the NMIR • At the moment, requirements are classified into 8 broad

Structure of the NMIR • At the moment, requirements are classified into 8 broad sections • The required information to be available in one of the following: – paper format (personnel files) – PERSAL – both • PERSAL requirement reduces the cost of collecting and consolidating information

The Eight Sections A. Biographical Information B. Occupation and Salary Information (current) C. Education,

The Eight Sections A. Biographical Information B. Occupation and Salary Information (current) C. Education, Training and Development D. Career and other incidents (within the public service) E. Disciplinary Matters F. Leave G. Organisational and Geographical Information H. Posts on the approved establishment

Process of implementation • Second half of 2000 - developed the NMIR and consulted

Process of implementation • Second half of 2000 - developed the NMIR and consulted departments • January 2001 - Finalised NMIR and issued to departments – deadline for compliance was 30 June 2001 • Since the release of the NMIR, assisted with queries

Early obstacles • Slow internal communication – circular only reached some institutions in May

Early obstacles • Slow internal communication – circular only reached some institutions in May (4 months after issuing the circular) • Magnitude of the tasks • Competing priorities – Implementation of new leave system – Development of strategic and other plans • Appreciation of the importance of the NMIR by departments

Current DPSA efforts • Undertaking a review of the level of compliance – greater

Current DPSA efforts • Undertaking a review of the level of compliance – greater understanding by early October • Continue supporting and encouraging departments to implement • Publishing of available information – highlights non-compliance