Indonesia’s new bill to transform state civil service recruitment

Indonesia’s state civil service bill, which is currently being debated in parliament, is expected to bring major changes to the way civil servants are recruited, trained, and managed.

Minister for Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms Abdullah Azwar Anas said the bill would transform the recruitment process to enable a more agile and collaborative government. He also said the bill would pave the way for more flexible recruitment, which could help to fill vacant positions in remote areas.

Another major change is the government’s plan to introduce an integrated, experiential learning scheme for civil servants. This could include internships at state-owned enterprises, which would help civil servants to develop the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

The bill also covers employee performance management and digital transformation. Anas said the government would finish the arrangements for non-civil servant personnel soon and that it had prepared several scenarios on this matter.

“Digitalisation is not just using an app,” Anas said. “But having the right mindset is also important.”

Finally, the bill aims to strengthen AKHLAK, the core values that civil servants are encouraged to have. AKHLAK calls for civil servants to be competent, adaptive, and have integrity. The civil service bill will simplify these core values so they would be easier to adopt.

The proposed changes to the state civil service bill are significant and could have a major impact on the way the Indonesian government operates. If the bill is passed, it could help to create a more agile, efficient, and effective government that is better equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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Chief of Staff Asia