Manokwari, West Papua (ANTARA) – The National Civil Service Agency (BKN) confirmed that no civil servant recruitment would take place in 2022, as the agency will focus on promoting contract employees as state apparatus this year.
“This year, we will focus on promoting contract government employees (as civil servants) because we need to address the issue of workers paid on an honorarium basis that must be concluded by November 23, 2023,” BKN head Bima Haria Wibisana stated here, Monday.
The agency is currently compiling data to ascertain civil servant vacancies that will be filled by promoted contract employees, he remarked.
Wibisana noted that BKN, along with the home ministry and the state apparatus utilization and bureaucracy reform ministry, were also conceiving the timetable for the induction of contract employees as civil servants.
“We will first study and recheck the data to see how many honorary workers are there in each region. We also need to ensure the validity of all data,” the BKN head stated.
Wibisana confirmed that apart from teachers, other contract government employees working in the health sector, such as nurses, midwives, doctors, and instructors, would also be promoted as civil servants.
More contract employees outside the education and health sectors would be promoted if possible, he added.
Earlier, while interacting with contract teachers, who received the decree of their promotion as state apparatus from Manokwari District Head Hermus Indou, the BKN head noted that Indonesia will have fewer state employees in future.
Indou remarked that in some countries, most of their state employees were working on a contractual basis, reaching up to 80 percent, while civil servants accounted for only 20 percent of all available positions in government offices.
“(This was observed in countries), such as Australia and New Zealand, where the number of their contract state employees reaches 100 percent. We are certainly aiming to (move in) this direction,” Wibisana remarked.