Performance Evaluation – Department HOD’s have a history of poor reporting

Ismail Obaray ID MPL

Spokesperson on the Legislature & SCOPA

I will be submitting parliamentary questions to establish how many Heads of Department (HOD) in the Northern Cape Provincial Government have submitted their Performance Evaluation assessments for the 2012/13 year.

The deadline for the submission of evaluations by HODs was the 31 March 2013.

It is concerning that in the 2011/12 financial year, according to the Public Service Commission (PSC), of the twelve (12) provincial government department’s only three submitted completed evaluations.

The nine remaining departments either did not submit, or had submitted evaluations without necessary verification documentation.

The DA is concerned at the seemingly poor compliance trend in the provincial government, which sadly mirrors the national trend. In the last presentation made by the PSC, it indicated that as at 21 January 2013, the evaluations of 28 qualifying HODs at national level were still outstanding. Whilst in the Northern Cape, as at 26 February 2013 only 3 assessments had been completed for the 2012/13 financial year.

It is our view that good governance can only occur if those in government are held accountable for their performance. I will also submit parliamentary questions to establish the reasons for the delay and in many cases non-compliance of provincial government HODs in the

2011/12 financial year.