The “parliamentary administration” is discussing appointment to the “secretariat” and amending the status of employees of the first and second categories in the public sector

Amman Today

publish date 2023-02-08 19:22:17

The Parliamentary Administrative Committee discussed, during its meeting today, Wednesday, amending the conditions of employees of the first and second categories in the public sector, appointing employees in the Greater Amman Municipality, employees of the second and third categories in government agencies, and the instructions of the civil service system related to the place of residence of job applicants.

The head of the committee, Deputy Eng. Yazan Shdeifat, called for the need to follow best practices in the appointment process carried out by state institutions, in order to achieve the highest standards of transparency, integrity, and the values ​​of justice and equal opportunity.

During his chairmanship of the meeting, in the presence of the Mayor of Amman, Youssef Al-Shawarbeh, and the Head of the Civil Service Bureau, Sameh Al-Nasser, he stressed the committee’s keenness to stand on the issue of appointments and the extent to which institutions adhere to the principles and standards followed and the soundness of the procedures taken in this regard.

In their turn, the deputies stressed: Omghair Al-Hamlan, Muhammad Al-Dhahrawi, Suleiman Abu Yahya, Ismail Al-Mashaqba, Khair Abu Saalik, Ghazi Al-Beddawi, Najah Al-Adwan, Nimr Al-Sulaihat, Ahmed Al-Sarahneh, Muhammad Al-Khalayleh, Osama Al-Qawabeh, Muhammad Al-Marayat, Omar Al-Ayasra, and Hayel Ayyash, the necessity That there be a clarification by the “secretariat” about the information circulating on social media regarding the appointment of 84 employees from the Civil Service Bureau’s inventory for the year 2019.

They stressed the need for the citizen to be clearly informed of the procedures followed by state institutions, especially with regard to appointment, noting the importance of this process being through an open declaration, and through foundations and procedures that ensure the achievement of justice and equality among all members of society.
For his part, Al-Shawarbeh confirmed that the recent appointments in the Greater Amman Municipality were not through her, but rather came with a recommendation from the Civil Service Bureau, and according to the needs of the Secretariat, and in accordance with the principles and instructions stipulated in the service system.
And he indicated that the Secretariat will announce 500 jobs before the end of next March, part of which will be through the open advertisement and through the Civil Service Bureau’s inventory, saying that these jobs will be distributed according to needs between engineers, doctors, veterinarians and administrators.
With regard to a copy of a book whose image was spread on social media, Al-Shawarbeh explained that the book was circulated to the departments of the Municipality of Interior, and does not include any decision in the appointment process, adding that the exceptions granted to the Municipality in direct appointment are only for the national workers.

On the other hand, the chairman and members of the committee praised the great efforts of the Municipality during the depression, which the country witnessed during the past days.
Shdeifat pointed out that the Speaker of the House of Representatives and deputies visited the emergency rooms of the Greater Amman Municipality yesterday, and were briefed during the visit on the mechanism of work of the room crews and how they deal with cases and complaints submitted by citizens.
On the other hand, Shdeifat said that the committee also discussed with those concerned in the Civil Service Bureau the issue of employees of the second and third categories in government agencies, who demanded to amend their status and transfer them to the staff of the first category, in addition to the issue of the instructions of the civil service system related to the place of residence of applicants for government jobs ( resident, original).
And Shdeifat indicated that the committee will submit a memorandum to the government recommending the need to do justice to employees in government departments who have submitted a first university degree (Bachelor) for the purpose of adjusting their status, and to exclude them from the decision to subject them to the aptitude test determined by the Bureau.
He stressed that these employees are citizens of the country, and we must stand by them, especially since they were keen to develop themselves and their functional capabilities, explaining that any decision or instructions should not be applied retroactively.
For their part, the attending deputies indicated the need for a review of the foundations and instructions issued by the Service Bureau, and the importance of continuous communication between those concerned with the Bureau and the citizens.
While a number of deputies criticized the policy adopted by the “civil service” in dealing with the issues and demands of citizens, and the lack of coordination with members of the House of Representatives regarding various related issues.
They pointed out that “the foundations and standards followed by the Bureau are not in line with the conditions of citizens, especially with regard to the subject of classifications of place of residence for job applicants,” stressing the need to consider the criterion of competencies and capabilities of applicants, and not on the basis of place of residence.
For his part, Al-Nasser said that the Bureau places the citizen on the list of its priorities and concerns, adding that all the procedures followed are based on a legal basis.
He pointed to the absolute partnership with the House of Representatives, and that the Bureau is in constant contact with all citizens.
And Al-Nasser indicated that the instructions contained in the service system regarding determining the place of residence came to ensure that citizens do not flee or move from their places of residence to other governorates and cities, in addition to the need for there to be justice in the appointment process and not limit it to certain governorates and cities.

Regarding the “civil service” decision related to the requirement that employees wishing to adjust their status undergo an aptitude test, Al-Nasser said that this decision aims to control the structure of government departments, since there are a large number of third-category employees, who are demanding to adjust their status on the formations table to occupy the positions of the first category, after obtaining a certificate. First university degree.
Al-Nasser indicated that the Court will study a review of the situation of this group, in the event that the Parliamentary Administrative Committee submits a memorandum to the government in this regard.

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