Called the Integrated Competency Development Programme or Prospek (Program Bersepadu Pembangunan Kompetensi), it will see civil servants being evaluated by a panel instead of sitting an examination.
The evaluation will determine the competency of civil servants, whether they are excellent with a high potential, fulfilling competency and have potential or need further development.
Public Service Department (PSD) director-general Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Abdullah said the evaluation principles that had been agreed upon by Cuepacs would be the core of the new system.
The eight principles that make up the core of the new evaluation method cover philosophy, objectives, dimensions of competency, assessment methods and the development of competence, flexibility, quality control, rewards and performance evaluation.
"Improvements in the system can be made from time to time," Abu Bakar said prior to the signing of the memorandum of understanding between PSD and Cuepacs on the new evaluation system last night.
Abu Bakar said besides basic dimensions of competence such as knowledge, skills and attitude, PSD and Cuepacs had also agreed to introduce creativity and innovation as one of the dimensions in the system.
Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman said it was a historic moment for civil servants as a fair and equitable evaluation system had been agreed upon.
Source: The NST Local Article 2011/05/20 New system to evaluate civil servants from July