BUJUMBURA May 29th (ABP) – The Cabinet having met on Wednesday May 24, 2023, under the chairmanship of the Burundian Head of State, Evariste Ndayishimiye, recommended completing the phases allowing the implementation of the salary policy, as revealed in the press release of the Cabinet published on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
The Cabinet made that recommendation following the analysis of the note on performance management which was presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.
Indeed, performance evaluation is one of the innovations introduced by the law on the general bylaw of civil servants. Thus, the performance evaluation, according to the score obtained, gives the right to a share of performance and to an advancement in step. For good performance management, that press release specifies that this note from the Minister in charge of Finance proposes to align the performance management policy with the budget-program reform, to align the evaluation period with the budgetary exercise for all State civil servants and for all institutions with special bylaws operating on the State budget or on own funds, from July 1, 2023. That note also proposes the signing of individual performance contracts and institutional arrangements consistent with the 2023-2024 budget-program model before the early the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
Finally, the note proposes that the Ministry in charge of the Civil Service put in place all the technical performance management tools consistent with the budget-program reform.
At the end of the analysis of that note, the press release specifies, the Cabinet has, moreover, recommended to commute the note into a regulatory text of application of the general bylaw of the Civil servants and to bring it as quickly as possible in the Cabinet Meeting, sign the performance contracts before the end of June 2023 and check at the level of each ministry whether the software housed there cannot contribute to that work.
Other items analyzed relate to the draft organic law amending Organic Law N° 1/21 of August 3, 2019 governing the Supreme Court, the draft law on ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the agreement between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the Republic of Burundi concerning the regulation of the employment of Burundian workers in the State of Qatar. The draft law on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the framework agreement on cooperation in the Nile River Basin, the draft decree revising Decree N° 100/011 of February 6, 2018 on missions, organization, composition and operation of the General Staff of the National Defense Force of Burundi and its components, the draft joint ministerial ordinance fixing the living and operating expenses of Burundian Military Experts, members of the Joint Intelligence Teams (ECR ) of the National Defense Forces of Burundi (FDNB) and the roadmap on the implementation of the program budget in Burundi during the 2022 period, were also analyzed by the Cabinet.