CSA Proposes Public Service Agency

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MONROVIA, April 14 (LINA) -The Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA), George Wisner, has proposed the enactment of a legislation to transform the

agency into a Public Service Agency.

Mr. Wisner said what Liberia needs now is a Public Service Agency with a broader scope and mandate, and not a Civil Service Agency that is narrow in its responsibility. 

According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Wisner made the proposal Monday when he appeared on the ELBC radio Talk Show, ‘The Super Morning Show’.

The CSA boss maintained that when established, the Public Service Agency will have a department that manages the civil service.

He indicated that because of the scope and mandate of the CSA, authorities there are confronted with the problem of regulation of salaries, wages and incomes.

Director General Wisner said the CSA is finding it difficult to regulate the salaries of directors at government ministries and agencies, noting that these civil servants perform similar functions but some of them earn more salaries than others.

Wisner emphasized that the CSA lacks the mandate to regulate such issues, adding that only a Public Service Agency with a broader mandate can do this. 

The CSA was established in 1973 by an Act of Legislature as an independent entity with the mandate to manage the Civil Service.