Public Officers may not be producing at a level consistent with the training they receive.
That’s according to Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Steve Ferrol who addressed the opening ceremony of a Strategic Planning Week on Monday at the Goodwill Parish Hall.
Ferrol said despite participation in numerous workshops, public officers are often guilty of underperformance.
“It is becoming more and more evident that the volume of the training programmes attended at the national, regional and international level by officers within the wide cross section of the public service has not quite measured up to a commensurate level of increase in performance and productivity within the public sector.
“These training comprise a host of workshops but when measured by the quality of work, reports, presentations and overall outputs, many fall short,” Ferrol said.
Ferrol, however, commended public officers who give of their best on the job.
Strategic Planning Week aims to prepare Permanent Secretaries, and Senior and Junior Public Officers, to participate in the Agenda 2030 initiative and work towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.