Jakarta – development of public service innovation need to be supported by innovative civil servants. Thus, civil service competency development is absolutely compulsory due to some driving forces such as development of information and communication technology, globalization, country competitiveness, heightened public expectation of local and central government performance which in line with societal dynamics and development.
Chairman of LAN Dr. Adi Suryanto, M.Si said that civil service competency development is essential in order to keep pace with the latest development. Particularly entering disruptive era where government is required to perform more responsively and adaptively to citizens’ expectations.
“Civil service competency development is crucial considering our civil servants still do not have the appropriate competence in responding the rapid and dynamic change,” he said in his opening remark during the opening ceremony of Civil Service Competency Development Workshop, at Graha Makarti Bhakti Nagari PPLPN Pejompongan Jakarta, on Tuesday (9/10).
According to Chairman of LAN, competency development is civil servants’ privilege. As set forth in the law number 5 of 2014 on Civil Service, every civil servant is entitled to 20 hours of learning lessons and personal development per year.
“To implement the Law, Regulation of Chairman of LAN number 10 of 2014 on Civil Service Competency Development was established. I hope this Regulation could be used as a guide in developing competency proficiency of our civil servants,” he stated.
Chairman of LAN explained that, all civil servants were given the same rights and opportunities to competency development. Thus, every civil servant is expected to have the competency required in order to keep pace with the current development.
“improving employee competencies could be done not only through classical education and training, but also could be done through non-classical methods such as assignment, internship, coaching, and so forth. This can easily be achieved with little to no expense, therefore, government institutions with budget constrain could implement this,” he said.