Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cuepacs has rejected the name change of 78 designations in the public service under the Public Service New Remuneration Scheme (SBPA).

Cuepecs rejects redesignations in new scheme


Datuk Omar Osman says original designations should be retained
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Its president Datuk Omar Osman said the original designations should be retained.
“For example, a nursing instructor is now known as a health instructor while a hostel supervisor is now called an administrative assistant. The job title should be in line with the work done. Changing the names would also create confusion when settling claims,” he said after a meeting of the Cuepacs action committee on the SBPA yesterday.
However, there are a few designations that Cuepacs has agreed to change. These include changing “youth and sports officer” to “sports development officer” and “administrative assistant” to “administrative officer”.
He suggested holding a meeting regarding these name changes with the special task force formed to review the SBPA. On the issue of civil servants who had reached the ceiling of their salary scale for more than five years, he said the SBPA was not fair to them as those who had just been promoted would earn almost the same salaries.
“Salary has to be pro-rated according to the number of years of service,” he said, adding that an estimated 15 per cent of civil servants had been drawing maximum pay for five to 10 years.
Cuepacs also rejected the system which lumped P1, P2 and P3 grades together thus removing the levels of seniority.
“Seniority should remain as equal salary under this new scheme would be unfair to the senior civil servants,” Omar said.
He recommended that the 350,000 people who were currently on Grade 17, including immigration officers, firemen, road transport department officers and finance clerks, be promoted to Grade 21. These proposals will be tabled at a meeting with the special task force on SBPA on Feb 22.
Other suggestions include a call for a review of the salary adjustment of officers in Grade 54 and below; preserving officers’ seniority in the Malaysian Remuneration Scheme (SSM); a review of the salary scheme for government servants who have reached the ceiling of their salary scale; to review the salary increment of between seven and 13 per cent; and to review the restructuring exercise at all grade levels.

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