State Department for Public Service Principal Secretary, Mrs. Mary Kimonye on 8th June, 2021 presided over the Heads of Human Resource Management and Development Units Workshop held at the Kenya School of Government, Nairobi.
The aim of the workshop was to address pertinent issues on Human Resource Management and Development affecting public service delivery and also to launch the Public Service HR Practitioners Welfare Association.
In her official opening remarks, the Principal Secretary said that Heads of HR should at all times provide appropriate Human Resource advisory to their respective Accounting Officers to ensure the smooth running of operations.
Mrs. Kimonye called on the HR heads to put in place appropriate measures that will lead to transformation in delivery of public services by focusing on performance management and measurement.
During the workshop, Public Service HR Practitioners Welfare was launched whose objectives are to ;
1) Foster and encourage cohesiveness of the HR Professional leaders and promote welfare activities amongst its members.
2) Organize for celebrations of distinguished service of the retiring principal members.
The HR heads were urged to continue ensuring the implementation of Government directives on issues such as mental health of public officers; the Big Four Agenda, the fight against corruption and improvement of service delivery to the citizens.
“I wish to reiterate that it is the responsibility of the Heads of HR to ensure full implementation of policies and regulations affecting staff in their respective MDAs, ” said the Principal Secretary.
On his part, the Chairman of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM), Mr. Joseph Onyango who was present commended the officers for the role they play in management of human resource at their respective departments.
By Jacqueline Kirimi