The Senior Management and staff of the Human Resources Management Office (HRMO) is expected to commence its Mid-Year Review Retreat slated for tomorrow 2nd and Thursday 3rd August 2012, at the Hill Valley Hotel, Signal Hill in Freetown. The key objectives of the retreat are for the management and staff to receive and discuss the findings and recommendations from the HRMO Management and Functional Review, develop a shared understanding of their implications and chart a way forward in implementing the recommendations. The retreat will also review HRMO’s performance and achievements against the 2011/2012 work plan developed during the last retreat in March 2011, examining constraints and lessons learnt and above all, the retreat will draw a revised consolidated work plan covering the reminder of this year and for 2013.
The HRMO has since the beginning of the year, been busy with its normal work programme of managing the critical human resource functions in the Sierra Leone’s Civil Service and involved in designing and rolling-out of new partner-supported civil service reform programmes. These programmes include European Union’s programme that focuses on training and staff development; civil service rationalization and institutional capacity strengthening, and the World Bank’s programme that seeks to address issues of recruitment, pay reform and performance management.
This year’s retreat will be a follow up of the 2011 retreat held in March which was dubbed “HRMO Stocking Taking and Planning Retreat” and whose outcome was a consolidated work plan for 2011-2012.
It is expected that at the end of this retreat, there will be a shared understanding of HRMO’s performance over the last one year which focused on key achievements and constraints and the implementation of the Management and Functional Review (MFR).
The retreat also hopes to improve teamwork and congeniality amongst its senior team as well as an enhanced image and profile amongst its clients, partners and the general public.
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