Civil servants to take part in anonymous survey

| 21/03/2012

(CNS): Public servants are going to be asked to complete a survey about their attitudes towards their employment to help civil service management identify the issues that affect government workers. According to the minutes released by the deputy governor from his Chief Officers’ Meeting last week Mark Harrison form the portfolio of the civil service has presented a proposal to his senior colleagues for the anonymous “employee attitude survey”. The goal is to solicit ways to improve the management of the service and chief officers were asked to review the proposal and make comments for the next meeting.

Among other issues discussed at the weekly public sector bosses meeting was the fourth phase of the public service review which will be divided into three sections to “ensure  that a comprehensive assessment can be completed,” the minutes state.

This includes a three a holistic perspective focusing on the public service as a whole, an analysis of existing reports, such as the Keith Luck Report and PSML/PMFL amendments, to determine the current relevance of the findings and identifying which recommendations have already been implemented as a result of the first three reviews and assessing the feasibility of the other recommendations not yet put into effect.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    "Public servants are going to be asked to complete a survey about their attitudes towards their employment to help civil service management identify the issues that affect government workers…."

    And are we to presume that these recently aquired powers granted to the Chief Officers will automatically give them the ABILITY to identify "the issues"?

    Matthew 15:14 ?




  2. Anonymous says:

    Happy now

  3. Voice of Reason says:

    You don't need an anonymous survey, it's plain for all to see:

    -There's no long term strategy

    -There's little accountability

    -Management is totally reactionary

    -Bosses revel in their status but can't be bothered with the responsibility

    -Being a proactive employee is discouraged


    Is it any wonder the government bodies are seen as a joke by the private sector?

  4. Anonymous says:

    we would be better off if we implemented the miller shaw recommendations

  5. Anonymous says:

    sounds like another internal review by the cs……zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. Anonymous says:

    So customer service in the private sector is thatmuch better than in the public sector? Oh…I didn't realize that. Silly me.

  7. Blogger says:

    Good Stuff!


    Perhaps after, my office may get a Director who speaks coherent English, who actually adds value to the team, a Deputy Director who dosn't take leave during every office project, who provides equal training oppurtunity for expat and local alike and frankly who has a clue. Maybe a Caymanian might get that entry level positon know occupied by the expat, finally performing the job the correct way. Maybe our office clerk will start to be paid as one and not as a certified accountant. Maybe our local might show up to work on time and more than 3 times a week. I suppose ill have to stop blogging as much during work hours too, darn it!



  8. Anonymous says:

    The mere fact this survey has to be anonymous speaks volumes!

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, that says we don't want over-weighted opinions from people based upon solely  their political affiliations. If you knew who was saying what, some people who are biased might think there opinions are somehow better than others. Also, its good at protecting people who have already encountered hostilities in all forms from their supervisors, so those exact same people(supervisors) don't have any fodder to continue their biased behaviour.


      Keep it anonymous and focus on the substance of the results.

  9. Uncivil Servant says:

    Praise be to Allah. Now this is going to be fun!

  10. AlwaysHopeful says:

    Not to point out the obvious but really does another survey have to occur?  It's really quite clear to those of us who are Caymanians in the private sector.  It is all about internal and external customer service and compensation based on performance so here is an idea….

    Make everyone accountable, don't peform, don't get to keep job and that includes providing top notch customer service.  It also includes making anybody called a supervisor, manager or director held accountable for the actions and service and performance of those they supervise, manage or direct!

    Make compensation performance based just like in the private sector and while your at it stop making half of the voting population pay for the other half's pension and health insurance.  I'm sure the public sector does not want to pay for our pension and our health insurance so why should I have to pay for theirs?

    Oh I remember we have politicians that allow themselves to be held hostage by only half of the voting populace and who choose to ignore the rest of us…

    Okay now I understand why another survey needs to be done….NOT!

  11. Anonymous says:

    You have to be kidding me.  So once again those of us who are Caymanians employed in the private sector have to help fund yet something else for the Civil Service leeches?  Why not survey the Caymanians in the private sector about how they feel about the service they get whenever they have to deal with these people?

    Customer Service 101 which is what is required in the private sector is severely lacking in the public sector.  You don't need a survey to tell you that and the way to get that customer service motivation is to put all of them on a performance based salary situation.  Make them cover half of their insurance like those of us in the private sector and half of their pension like those of us in the private sector and you will clear up your budget deficit pretty darned fast.  And if they don't perform remove them from their post and all the others will soon get the message that they have to live up to performing their jobs and providing good internal and external customer service.

    And for the politicians worried about losing the votes you are forgetting that half of the voters are in the private sector!  But you allow yourselves to be held hostage to those in the public sector.

    • A. Pastafarian says:

      That's telling it like it is, Anonymous 14:29!

    • Anonymous says:

      Bush will never do that to the Bushits.  They are his tribe and everyone else is not. End of story.  Ooops. wait. one more thing.  The Bushits put him there (for good reason) and only they can kick him out.

      • Another Anon says:

        Bu-shits….lol….now there is a new one!

      • Anonymous says:

        Not everyone that works for the Civil Service loves Bush.  Most don't but want to keep their jobs.

    • Dwayne says:

      14:29 I have never heard such nonsense in my life… who keep you safe at night? Who collects your trash and who keeps most unwanted persons out of the Island? The same people you are bashing now. While you sit at your cozy job making a salary that we civil servants only dream of making. Shame on you. Why don't you get a real job- maybe a prison officer or a teacher!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Noooo, because then the private sector would have to employ them. There's only one thing worse than a surly, slow, overpaid public sector member, and that's a SACKED surly, slow, overpaid public sector worker.