Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
The Gauteng Provincial Government scored only 31% in Human Resource Management according to its own assessment using the Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT) of the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency.
This was revealed yesterday at a meeting of the Oversight Committee on the Premier’s Office and Legislature (OCPOL) in the Gauteng Legislature.
The latest MPAT is the fourth assessment since 2011 and covers 2014/15.
The scale used for assessment is as follows:
- Level 1: Non-compliance with legal/regulatory requirements
- Level 2: Partial compliance with legal/regulatory requirements
- Level 3: Full compliance with legal/regulatory requirements
- Level 4: Full compliance and doing things smartly
There has been a steady improvement over the years, but the overall assessment is still low at 2.72 which means that there is not full compliance with legal/regulatory requirements.
The highest score was achieved for Strategic Management at 71%, and the lowest Human Resource Management at 31% compliance.
There were catastrophic declines in the following areas:
HR Planning (-86%), Disciplinary cases (-100%), Performance Management (-86%) and Employee Wellness (-85%).
Other areas where there were low levels of compliance include the following:
- Governance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – this is amongst the lowest scoring area, on average, across all provincial departments
- Supply chain management and control of irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure, as well as expenditure control
- Performance monitoring and evaluation
- Risk management and mitigation
The Office of the Premier
The Office of the Premier is giving priority attention to the above areas as “good management practice is a precondition (get the basics right) for effective, sustainable service delivery.”
The overall poor management assessment reflects the mess that Premier David Makhura took over from former Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.
A common example is disciplinary cases that take far too long, with millions spent on suspension with pay.
It is important that improvement continue in all areas of management in the Provincial government which currently fails in too many areas.
DA Member of the Oversight Committee on the Premier’s Office and Legislature (OCPOL)
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