14 October 2007

CUEPACS against move to publicise names of errant civil servants



The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) is against the move to publicise the names of government servants who had flouted rules when discharging their duties.

Cuepacs president Omar Osman, said action could be taken within the organisation using a more professional approach that would safeguard the image of the civil service.

“Errant civil servants should be given a chance to explain themselves at the monthly meeting face-to-face,” he told Bernama.

He said although revealing the names of the errant civil servants was good to highlight their negligence and mistake, it would affect the image and moral of the civil servant in the eyes of the public.

“The number of errant civil servants that had been transferred or downgraded has already affected the image and performance,” he said.
Omar said Cuepacs always played its role to protect the interests and welfare of its members and when unfavourable matters were exposed they would be questioned and discussed at all levels.

He was commenting on the action to be taken against civil servants in the recently-publicised wastage of funds in last year’s Auditor-General’s Report.

Omar said the revealation of fund wastage every year reflected the transparency and openness of the government.

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