LIBERIA: CSA Boss Outlines Steps and Procedures for Direct Replacement Within Spending Entities

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The Civil Service Agency (CSA) takes a pivotal measure to enhance government efficiency. The Director-General, Hon. Josiah F. Joekai, Jr., presents the Steps and Procedures for the Direct Replacement Process to all Heads of Government Spending Entities to reinforce its commitment to effective resource utilization in fostering transparency and expediency within the Civil Service.

On April 1, 2024, the CSA lifted the freeze solely for Direct Replacement within all Government Spending Entities. This strategic move aimed to address critical vacancies promptly and ensure continuity in essential services. Director-General Joekai underscores the importance of adhering to the prescribed steps and procedures for Direct Replacement as part of this initiative. Outlined below are the key steps and procedures for the direct replacement process:
1. Notification of CSA: In accordance with Section 2:1.2.1 of the Civil Service Standing Orders of 2012, Heads of Entities are requested to notify the CSA of the number and types of vacancies requiring direct replacement within their respective entities. This initial step serves as a vital precursor to initiating the replacement process. 2. Funding Availability: Following notification, the CSA promptly engages with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) to ascertain the availability of requisite funds for the proposed replacements. Once MFDP confirms funding, Spending Entities receive the green light to proceed with replacement activities. 3. Submission of PANs: Section 35 of the human Resource Policy Manual of 2014 stipulates that Spending Entities are directed to process and submit Personnel Action Notices (PANs) to the CSA for thorough review and approval. This meticulous review process ensures compliance with established guidelines and regulations.
Meanwhile, all Spending Entities are urged to adhere to the outlined protocol in light of these prescribed steps and procedures. The CSA reiterates its commitment to upholding the highest standards of governance and accountability, underscoring that no direct replacement will be processed outside of the established framework. The CSA Director-General emphasizes the significance of these measures in fostering operational efficiency and maintaining the integrity of governmental processes. He affirms the CSA’s unwavering dedication to facilitating seamless transitions and optimizing resource allocation across all Government Spending Entities.

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