Police Ministry drops annual evaluation report, implements performance management system

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The Ministry of Police Affairs has announced the replacement of the Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER) with a Performance Management System (PMS).

The Permanent Secretary, Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, is confident it would facilitate “the much-needed interface” between officials.

Enitan said superior personnel and their subordinates are to agree on a work schedule for effective service delivery and increased productivity.

The PS spoke on Thursday during the training on PMS (modules 1-5 and 6-9) at the ministry’s conference room, Federal Secretariat, Abuja.

Enitan said the PMS, the latest initiative of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, would improve the work rate and productivity of civil servants.

The senior official explained that the new system allows better interactions for operational decision-making.

“If the civil service gets it right at directorate cadre levels, it becomes easier to mainstream it in various departments. We decided to involve Deputy and Assistant Directors.

“They will assess people working with them and if they get it right, where the director is not easily available, they fill the gap and take up the responsibility,” he said.

Noting that PMS has many benefits compared to APER, Enitan told the workers to expect “resistance” he projected “would be weakened with time”.

The resource person, Professor Adeyemi Ajayi, said PMS reduces the rate of subjectivity as it focuses on the key result areas where civil servants are expected to deliver.

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