DPSA IN THE MEDIA: ODP road show tours to the Gauteng Office of the Premier

Date: 21 Jul 2011

Minister Masenyani Richard Baloyi yesterday took the ongoing Organisational Design Principles and Processes (ODPP) workshop to the Gauteng province. The Minister and his top managers engaged Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and her Executive Committee on the Ministry's current efforts to upgrade working standards in all government departments for a more professional public service and better service delivery.

Since December 2010 Minister Baloyi has been conducting workshops with Premiers and Members of the Executive Committee (MECs) on the government's objectives in relation to organisational design.

In his opening remarks, Minister Baloyi said the Organisational Design, Principles and Processes demands that high standards of professionalism are applied when dealing with structuring regardless of who is in the Public Service.

"We are not creating structures because we want to but because there is a need that applies to all provinces," said the Minister.

The Organisational Development Process is a legislative framework entailing among others, job grading and evaluation, splitting of departments, transfer of functions among departments as well as establishment and abolishment of departments and government components.

The structure also clarifies the reporting lines, authority delegations, responsibilities, chain of command and the span of control. Apart from the Organisational Development, Principles and Processes the Minister also presented the framework of the Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU)which is currently a pilot phase.

The Minister has already visited the provinces of North West, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape where he conducted the same workshop.

Zingisile Mapazi

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