Thursday 29th September 2022
The Department of Personnel Management (DPM) in collaboration with the Department of Information, Communication & Technology hosted a joint Digital Human Resource Transformation Forum at the APEC Haus in Port Moresby on Monday the 26th of September to disseminate information on critical ICT Policy Reforms to the HRM and ICT fraternity in the National Public Service.
The key objective of this initiative was to inform all Human Resource Management and ICT Units in the public service of the Digital HRM Transformation Roadmap the DICT, which is in collaboration with DPM.
Minister for Public Service Hon. Joe Sungi, MP, who spoke at the opening of the forum expressed the need for all Government Human Resources Business processes to be digitalized to be on par in today’s modern era.
“We have to prioritize human resources as there has been a lack of information and unreliable data on manpower that needs to be improved over public servants’ performances,” he said.
Minister Sungi said little attention had been paid to the Human Resource Divisions which needs to be revived to ensure they keep track of all public servants’ level of competence and commitment in the office.
“The Human Resource Divisions need to do away with paperwork because this is the time to use the digitalized and online systems so that we can create publication forms, conduct online recruitment, and track performances and recommend reward or punishment accordingly. Information Technology’s intervention can improve the public service, modernize the public service systems, introduce automation and digitalize HR business processes to generate rich information for good decision-making”, said Minister Sungi.
He further added that this is a development project for DPM in the information technology space which is in line with the forum’s theme Driving digital HR transformation through strategic leadership.
The Digital HR Transformation Forum is to advocate for the digitalization of the Public Service General Orders and automation of all associated HRM business processes.