Ministry to Enforce Civil Servant’s Work Discipline during Pandemic
In a bid to uphold work discipline of State Civil Apparatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Tjahjo Kumolo has issued Circular Number 1 of 2021 on Discipline Enforcement to State Civil Apparatus at Government Institutions.
The Circular will serve as a guide for Personnel Supervisor Officer (PPK) of ministries/institutions in enforcing discipline to State Civil Apparatus, disseminate responsibility of superintendent to their staff, and impose sanction to superintendent who let a single breach of discipline. It also regulated preventive measures and discipline enforcement to those violating the provisions.
The Circular signed by the Minister on 19 January 2021 has several points of note, as follows:
First, Personnel Supervisor Officers (PPK) of ministries/institutions at the Central Government and regional governments are obliged to conduct preventive measures and discipline enforcement to ensure work rules are upheld, productivity is established, and all duties can be performed well. It can be done by disseminating the fundamental values, code of ethics, code of conduct, and responsibilities and prohibitions of State Civil Apparatus at work.
The PPK may also encourage superintendent to be a role model in implementing fundamental values, code of ethics, code of conduct to State Civil Apparatus at their respective institutions. In addition, the PPK shall foster, monitor, and evaluate the State Civil Apparatus, as well as establish a whistleblower reporting service, and take other preventive measures.
Second, the PPK are obliged to enforce the discipline of State Civil Apparatus, through: (1) imposing firm sanction to those violating discipline based on Presidential Regulation Number 53 of 2010 on State Civil Apparatus’ Discipline and Government Regulation Number 49 of 2018 on PPK Management; (2) imposing disciplinary sanctions to superintendent who haven’t taken any discipline enforcement measures to their staff; (3) imposing disciplinary sanctions through i-dis (integrated discipline) application on https://idis.bkn.go.id.
For the record, the Government has applied a new working system during the pandemic that prioritized health and safety aspects of the civil servants, as well as allowed them to adapt to new normal and maintain their productivity under Circular of Ministry of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Number 67 of 2020 that regulated flexibility in working from office and working from home. The PPK are obliged to monitor the implementation of working from office and working from home policy so that all civil servants can work based on provisions of laws and regulations. (MINISTRY OF STATE APPARATUS EMPOWERMENT AND BUREAUCRATIC REFORM PR/UN) (RAS/MUR)