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Daily Nation : January 28th 2014
34 | Business News RATIONALE | There is an urgent need to reduce the wage bill both at national and county levels Tenders out for a firm that will help identify optimum staff numbers Bid to rid public service of ghost workers T BY LILIAN OCHIENG’ Twitter@LilianMerab email@example.com he government has begun the search for a private firm that will undertake a comprehensive human resource audit within the public service, to get rid of ghost workers in a bid to cut the wage bill. This follows President Kenyatta’s directive last week to the Ministry of Devolution and the National Treasury to take action after a study showed that the government could be losing up to Sh1.8 billion annually in salaries paid to unknown staff. In a newspaper advertisement yesterday, the Ministry of Devolution asked audit firms interested in offering consultancy services on capacity assessment and rationalisation of the public service at both the national and county levels, to tender their bids. “The exercise will involve institutional review, restructuring, separation to ensure quality service delivery,” said the ad. The exercise will exempt state corporations, independent commissions and offices, and the disciplined services. The work is expected to be complete in three months and a report submitted to the president for further action. A successful consultant is ex- pected to develop a strategy and framework for capacity assessment and rationalisation programme for public service at both tiers of government and recommend appropriate organisational structures for each county. In what has raised concerns FILE | NATION Employees of Nairobi County during a head count last year. The government plans to rationalise staff at both national and country levels assessing skills and competencies, establishing optimal numbers, staff redeployment, transfers and EPREN COLLEGE OF PROFFESSIONAL STUDIES “The Centre for Skills and Academic Excellence” JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 INTAKE IN PROGRESS SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN AND BEAUTY • Dip. in Hair Design & Beauty • Dip. in Hair Design • Dip. in Nail Technology • Dip. in Beauty Therapy • Cert. in Braiding and Weaving • Cert. in Barbering SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY • Dip. in Hotel and Catering • Cert. in Hotel and Catering • Dip. in Front Office • Dip. in Housekeeping and ACC • Pastry and Baking • Cake Decoration • Cert. in Cookery SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • Diploma in ICT • Certificate in ICT • Certificate in Web Design • Certificate in Graphic Design • Single Packages Mode of Study: full-time, part- time, evenings and Saturdays. 7 Months 7 Months 1 Months 7 Months 5 Months 3 Months 24 Months 12 Months 10 Months 10 Months 3 Months 1 Months 3 Months 12 Months 6 Months 4 Months 4 Months SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCE • Dip. in Business Administration • Cert. in Business Administration • Dip. in Purchasing and Supplies • Dip. in HR Management • Accounting: ATC I & II, CPA 1-6 • Dip. in Sales and Marketing SCHOOL OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT • Dip. in Community Development & Social Work • Cert. in Community Development & Social Work SCHOOL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION • Diploma /Certificate In ECD • Preservice • Inservice SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES • Certificate in German Level 1 • Certificate in French Level 1 • Certificate in Spanish Level 1 SCHOOL OF FASHION & DESIGN • Diploma in Fashion & Design • Certificate in Fashion & Design SMS Your Preferred Course to: 0728558141 For Inquiries and Admissions Call or Visit us at Repen Complex at the junction of Mombasa Road & Syokimau-Katani Road. Tel: 0728558141, 0717444861 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org EXAMINATION BODIES: KNEC-12330101 and ICM-11253 12 Months 6 Months 12 Months 12 Months 5 Months 12 Months 1 Year 6 Months 12 Months 12 Months 2 Years 4 Months 4 Months 4 Months 2 years 1 Year among government employees, one of the key deliverables of the job is to “propose options and incentives for employees who may be affected by the programme.” It is feared that many state work- ers could be left jobless when the programme is implemented. Front runners for the job include DAILY NATION Tuesday January 28, 2014 PWC Kenya, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, KPMG Kenya, Alexander Forbes and PKF Kenya among others. 1.8 billion The amount of money that the government loses every years “We have a very big focus on working with the government in Kenya and right across Africa. In Kenya particularly, we are looking for opportunities in the counties and the national government where we can improve governance through establishing proper systems and sweeping out duplication and wastage of resources,” said Mr Suresh Kana, Africa senior partner PWC during the launch of the firm’s office in Kenya which was presided over by President Kenyatta.
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