A CAREER advancement manual focusing on performance, job promotion and growth for employees of the Forestry Commission (FC), has been launched at the commission’s head office, Achimota in Accra.
The 331-page document dubbed Forestry Commission Scheme of Service (SoS) crafted in collaboration with the Public Service Commission (PSC), defines the career path and progression, promotion opportunities and responsibilities for the staff.
Launching the document, Nii Osah Mills, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources said one of the critical factors of production was human resource capital, adding that today’s highly competitive corporate environment has had to organisations striving to achieve excellence.
He said the surest way of that was to ensure that the quality of the human resource capital and their motivation was paramount, indicating that any effort seeking to enhance the welfare and the total quality of human capital should be supported and promoted.
In an address, Mr. Samuel Afari Dartey, Chief Executive of the commission, said the FC had operated without a scheme of service over the years, which had limited the windows of opportunities for employee growth and promotion based on performance within a particular job trade.
He said due to that, motivation derived from intrinsic satisfaction had not been met, adding that it had stalled promotion and even the few employees who got promoted had to compete for the limited number of vacancies existing.
Mr. Dartey said that had resulted in some employees spending up to 20 years on a particular job grade without any progression, tending to create low morale at work.
By Seth Adu Agyei