TECHNICAL TASK TEAM MEMBERS SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDED THE STRUCTURE REVIEW AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ROADSHOWS
Since July 2023, The department embarked on the review of the Organisational Structure as per the resolution taken at the HR Lekgotla held on April 2023. The Team successfully completed the last leg of Organisational Structure review awareness campaign at the Sol Plaatjie Secondary School.
The Organisational Structure Review awareness campaigns started last year with the Acting Superintendent General meeting accompanied by DDG’s and Chief Directors with leadership of Trade Unions on 30 November 2023. Workshops on the structure will be provided to Union Leadership to facilitate information sharing and informed contribution. This was followed by districts roadshows conducted as follows:
• 11 Dec 2023 – Dr Kenneth Kaunda at Potchefstroom Boys High
• 12 Dec 2023 – Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati at Vryburg Preparatory School
• 15 January 2024 – Bojanala – 1st at Waterkloof Hill School
• 24 JanuAary 2024 – Bojanala – 2nd at Wagpos Agricultural School
• 25 January 2024 – NMM at Sol Plaatjie Secondary School
• 31 January 2024 – Corporate at Sol Plaatjie Secondary School.
District roadshows were graced by the presence of Mr Daliwonga Nhlabathi, Mr Benny Monale Mr Simon Montjane and Ms Pauline Mokhutle who made opening remarks, clarified inputs and garnered employee support for the project.
The Districts presentations focussed on the minimum districts staffing norms emanating from the Amended Policy on the Organisation, Roles and Responsibility of Education Districts. Districts appreciated the consultation and emphasized the need to resource districts to carry the ever-increasing workload.
The Acting Chief Director for HRM&D, Ms Marubini Lukhaimane emphasised the fact that, “the Education District Norms are not replacing the structure but strengthening it”. Furthermore, employees understanding, involvement and participation is fundamental to the success of the Organisational Structure Review Project.
As part of the way forward, inputs from all components were encouraged until February 2024 to Director OD & HR Planning, Ms. Grace Joseph directly to her email: email@example.com and copy Chief Directorate and Districts Technical Task Team representatives. This is to ensure that all employees’ contributions to the structure are considered from all levels of work in the department. Following which, all inputs received will be analysed in terms of identifying priority posts that needs to be filled urgently as well as looking at the affordability.
Mr Omphile Motang and Mr Sello Ramong presented Matching and Placing of employees in excess in Districts and Corporate, which will take place in February 2024. A list of vacant posts will be made available guide this critical process. They were also reminded to provide correct information relating to their qualifications, experience and skills when completing the forms.
A meeting with all affected employees will be convened and structures established at Corporate and Districts to manage the process. Affected employees will also be consulted and supported throughout the process by Change Management, Employee Wellness, Training and Development and Human Resource Administration in terms of relocation etc. Should there be employees who wish to submit their concerns on a one-on-one basis they are also welcome to do so by sending the Change Management office email to Mr. Goemeone Moseki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Technical Task Team chaired by the DDG Corporate Services Mr Mashao, with representation employer and employee representation will meet in February 2024 to analyse the submissions and make proposals for Phase 1 new posts then present to both the MANCO & EXCO.