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Public service supervisors receive training

Public service supervisors receive training

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THE MINISTRY OF the Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports is conducting 3 one-day training workshops for Public Service Supervisors, as part of the Ministry’s project to establish an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

The workshops began yesterday, June 28, and will conclude on Wednesday involves supervisors with responsibility for human resource management within their respective Ministries and Departments a release states. A total of 60 persons will be trained during the workshops which aim to provide supervisors with the necessary knowledge and skills to facilitate effective implementation of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

The EAP is a work-based intervention programme designed to assist Public Service employees in resolving personal problems that may be adversely affecting their performance on the job. The programme which is delivered at

no cost to employees is intended to address the following: Reduce the occurrence of low productivity and absenteeism.

Improve employees’ work-life balance.

Create an avenue for employees to maintain their mental health and well-being.

Strengthen institutional arrangements.

The EAP is expected to be officially launched as a recurrent programme in the third quarter of this year, and would be utilising several sensitization outlets to provide information on the program to the Public Service and the general public.