In a bid to strengthen the Civil Service Agency of Liberia through a rigorous reform exercise, in putting into place a decorous methodology that will tend to seek a system built purely of merit and high-quality records system, the CSA has continued to institute more measures aimed at making the system relevantly reliable and improved.
Speaking succinctly in Monrovia recently to reporters at the close of the Inter-Ministerial Committee Social Reform Meeting, Dr. C. William Allen head of the Civil Servant Agency also indicated that the significance of their periodic meeting of ministers from various ministries is to brainstorm. He also stressed the issue of conceptualizing ideas collectively with concerted effort geared toward helping to coordinate and intensify the reform strategy campaign of the Liberian Government.
He maintained that in order to navigate the reform policy in its truest sense of actualization, collective effort and collating ideas is the mainstream drive to achieve this initiative for the smooth implementation of such Herculean stint, which is the reform policy. He narrated that during the war, the system ruptured in its entirety, giving rise to myriad influx of people without the requisite credentials to assumed high profile berth. Something he said polluted the system and to refine it, too many measures must be taken into consideration.
According to Dr. Allen due to the pollution of the system by the war, government sees it prudent to embark on rejuvenating the system on a more holistic basis to capture and secure jobs for Liberians meeting the criteria set as a standard in obtaining job. Consequently, since the inception of the UP-Led Government, especially under the dispensation of Dr. William Allen, the CSA has put into place serious reform measures intended to address the human resource capacity of the government and at he same time introducing for the first time in the nation history, a biometric system aimed at eradicating ghost names off government's payroll.
On the other hand, the CSA Boss Dr. Allen has disclosed plans to dilate the CSA offices in the 15 sub- political divisions to enhance productivity and efficiency of their work. He said, initially the CSA will establish offices within Bong, Bomi and Grand Gedeh Counties which is expected to be done before the end of March 2010.
The CSA Boss averred that the essence to decentralize the CSA office is to also extend their services in rural Liberia because service delivery is one of the key challenges that any government would be confronted with. "We want the civil servants to get the same level of access that urbanite civil servants get to uphold the government service. This is the central idea of the CSA extending her services into the leeward counties," Dr. Allen intoned. The Inter- Ministerial Committee is comprised of three lead institutions, which include Governance Reform Commission, Civil Service Agency and Liberia Institute of public Administration.