Thursday, June 12, 2008

Kesan Kenaikan Harga Minyak ke Atas Motivasi Pekerja (V)

Do not neglect core duties, says Noraini

By Izatun Shari
The Star Online, 11 June 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants are welcome to take on part-time weekend jobs as long as they do not neglect their core duties, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Noraini Ahmad said.

She said if the Public Services Department allowed civil servants to work after office hours, they must ensure that they did not give priority to their part-time jobs.

"We welcome it as long as civil servants know their responsibility. They must not put their part-time jobs above their core or main duties and affect their productivity," she told reporters Wednesday after the launch of a guidebook on occupational safety and health at SK Taman Seri Gombak 2 here.

"Hopefully, civil servants will be wise and considerate," she said when asked to comment on Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Tan Sri Amirsham Abdul Aziz’s statement that the Government was encouraging all Malaysians to work harder over weekends to supplement their income in view of the rising cost of living following food and fuel price increases.

Amirsham also said that the Government was looking at facilitating those who wanted casual part-time employment at teller or counter services in the public and private sectors.

Noraini, who was earlier reported to be against the proposal by Cuepacs, said her previous statement was based on the PSD circular which stipulated that civil servants were not allowed to take on second jobs except for doctors.

Asked whether the ministry was slashing the budget on its programmes, she said the ministry's programmes including seminars would continue but the venues would be reviewed.

"We will continue with our programmes. Most of them are related to trying to get jobs for the unemployed through the ELX. Before this they were carried out at hotels. Now we may conduct the programmes at our agencies or training institutes."
She said that the job carnival would go on as usual to help graduates secure jobs.

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