The Ministry of Finance has approved the 2022 budget presented by the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) during the bilateral budget discussion.

According to the Ministry of Finance, this year’s budget hearing will focus on the consolidation of ongoing programmes.

According to New Vision Newspaper, the Deputy Director of Training and Career Development at HRMO, Chernor Mansaray said they have made sure that there are competent and professional staffs for effective and efficient service delivery in the civil service.

He cited the induction training for 646 new recruits into the civil service, the successful conduct of this year’s manpower hearing for forty-five (45) Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the significant progress in payroll data clean up, the 3,525 annual vacation leave granted with IPAS verification being part of the leave process, the 316 offers retired, adding that 80% have already received their exit benefits. He said seven cases of reinstatement have been approved.

Mr Mansaray mentioned the development of a five year Strategic Development Plan for HRMO, the implementation of the Reviewed Civil Service Code, Regulations and Rules, the development and implementation of the Civil Service Recruitment Plan to fill in critical vacancies in accordance with the 2022 Manpower Report and the monitor of the Individual Performance Appraisal System (IPAS) among key deliverables for 2022.