Public Service employees back at work

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, August 7, 2019

It was disclosed today that following an investigation the three employees who were sent on administrative leave from the Department of Public Service are back on the job with immediate effect from July 25, 2019.

The disclosure was made by Director-General (DG) to the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon at a post-Cabinet press briefing.

A board of inquiry had been established to probe the matter.

“The board found that the letters to the three public servants were unlawful and having regard to its observations and findings, recommended that the letters of the termination be immediately withdrawn,” DG Harmon said.

Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon

According to the DG, recommendations were submitted to His Excellency, President Granger, who agreed with the suggestions made. The public servants, who are now back on the job, will be restored to their respective positions within the Department of Public Service. They will continue to enjoy allowances and benefits that they had before their release.

Harmon also noted that Minister Sarabo-Halley has been advised on due process and rules of the public service concerning employment, discipline and dismissal of public servants.

The Director-General disclosed that the decision made by the minister was one which should have been carried out by the Permanent Secretary (PS). However, a Permanent Secretary was only appointed on August 1, 2019.

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