The competency-based career path for secretarial and executive management cadre was developed to facilitate the execution of responsibilities of the secretarial and executive management cadre functions.
Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele, said Directive No.1 of 2015 provides a clearly defined, motivating and rewarding career path.
“It also defines in both broader and specific terms the main duties, responsibilities as well as skills required at each level of operation. The end product of this exercise has been the re-grading of posts. This has provided for hierarchy and progression,” said Mr Makgalemele.
He said officers in the secretarial and executive management cadre stand to benefit as a result of provisions of the directive.
He also said the directive does not discriminate against other employees in the same line of duty. “It only seeks to recognise and reward accordingly executive leadership office managers.
These officers, by virtue of the scope of work, deal with a lot of more complex issues,” the assistant minister said.
He said the decision to reward officers in the secretarial and executive office management cadre differently was arrived at following a systematic and comprehensive job evaluation exercise.
Gaborone Central MP, Dr Phenyo Butale had asked the assistant minister to brief Parliament on Directive No.1 of 2015, and why it discriminates against other employees in the same line of duty.