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General News of Monday, 15 November 2021

Source: www.thisdaylive.com

Head of Service threatens to sack 426 workers for rejecting postings

Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoS), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoS), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoS), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan has threatened to sack or force into early retirement 426 federal civil servants if by Wednesday, November 17, they do not retract their rejection of official postings.

This threat was contained in a circular -HCSF/CMO/ EM/ AOD/001/S.2/103, issued on Wednesday, September 29, by the HoS through the Permanent Secretary of the Career Management Office, Marcus Ogunbiyi.

The memo, which was addressed to all permanent secretaries and directors, requested them to submit the lists of all defaulters.

In the circular, the HoS warned all officers who had not reported that they were given up to Wednesday, November, 17 to do so and present their documents in their posted MDAs.

She warned that failure to comply amounted to a violation of extant rules which shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of PSR 030301(b).

The provisions of PSR 030301(b) consider a refusal to proceed on transfer or to accept posting as misconduct which is inimical to the image of the service and which can be investigated and if proved can also lead to termination and retirement.

On Sunday, November, 14 the memo read, “Recall that the office of the head of the civil service of the Federation, via the circular no, HCSF/CMO/EM/AOD/001/S.2/103, dated Wednesday, September, 29, 2021, redeployed pool officers from GL 05 to 09 to various MDAs.

“Returns on the level of compliance indicated that a substantial number of the officers has not reported in their respective new posts. Available statistics indicate that the majority of such officers may be working from home in compliance with the earlier circular on the preventive measures against COVID-19.

“Notwithstanding, such officers are expected to document in their new MDAs while they continue working at home or as may be directed by their permanent secretaries.

“Accordingly, all officers in this category or any others who have not reported are given up to Wednesday, 17th November, 2021 to report and document in their MDAs. Failure to do so is tantamount to violation of extant rules which shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of PSR 030301(b)”.

Yemi-Esan had on Tuesday, September 21, redeployed the workers to the new MDAs via a circular issued on her behalf by the Director, Employee Mobility of the Office of the Head of Service, O.T. Olusola-Dada.

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