GSEA in Collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms
It is worthy to note that the GSEA has shown its readiness and preparedness to implement various administrative reforms undertaken by the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms. The Association has contributed in the elaboration of a Code of Ethics for public officers as well as an Anti-Corruption Framework for the Public Service. Also, the GSEA has participated actively in different task forces set up by the Ministry, namely, Performance Management System, Human Resource Management/Development, Re-engineering and Restructuring the Civil Service, Quality Management in the Public Sector, Financial Management.
From 1998 onwards the GSEA has been convening its Annual Congress under the symbol of a particular theme, the first being ‘Towards a Quality-based Culture in the Civil Service’ to ‘A Public service for Social Justice’.
The guiding force that runs through the leadership and the membership at large is the degree of awareness on important issues pertaining to their welfare. Thus, the GSEA invests heavily in the education and training of its members through courses, workshops and seminars at its Training Centre. Themes vary from Youth and Trade Union, Capacity Building, Elimination of Violence against women, Decent Work and Decent Life for Women, and Occupational and Environmental Diseases. In the same breath the Association has played an instrumental role in the Annual Public Service Excellence Award Scheme. Yet still the GSEA’s General President has been a Board Member of NATRESA chairing a Committee therein on the “Banning of Advertisements’’ on Alcohol in 2000.
Charter on Good Governance and Quality Public service
The GSEA was instrumental in the production of a Charter of Good Governance, Quality Service and Equal Opportunity for the public sector. The latter initiative was meant as a reference for the image building of the public officer and his/her respect of values, inter alia, as good governance, equal opportunity, quality service. Further the Association obtained funds from the Decentralised Co-operation Programme of the European Union to lead and implement Good Governance Project.