Civil Service Competency Development is a Shared Responsibility Featured

Jakarta – In accordance with Law Number 5 of 2014 on Civil Service and Regulation of Chairman of LAN Number 10 of 2018 on Civil Service Competency Development, Civil Servants are entitled to 20 hours of learning and personal development each year. The responsibility of competency development, however, does not lie on the shoulders of organization only. It should be fostered by both leaders and employees. In fact, the line managers hold big responsibilities in developing competencies of their employees.

Prime Secretary of LAN, Sri Hadiati WK said that the line managers held fully responsibility in developing their employees’ competencies.

“Thus, competency development is not merely the task of secretariat or human resource division only. It is a shared responsibility,” she said in her welcoming remark during socialization of Chairman of LAN Regulation Number 10 of 2018 concerning Civil Service Competency Development before LAN’s officials at Prof. Dr. Agus Dwiyanto, MPA Aula, on Wednesday (3/10).

She explained that three components responsible in competency development namely organization which is represented by Bureaus, line managers who comprehend their employees’ capacities, and the employee itself.

She then further explained that in percentage, line managers held the biggest responsibility which is 60%. While organization and employee, respectively contributes 20% of responsibility.

“Thus, line managers hold the biggest responsibility in developing their employees’ competencies and capacities,” she said.

She explained that due to 20 hours of learning and personal development responsibility each year and budget constrain for competency development, every leader should develop their employees’ competency with variety of ways. It is not always necessarily through education and training. It could also be done through other possible competency development methods.

“There are several methods of competency developments such as self-taught, counseling at work, internship, and other non-classical techniques of training,” she explained.