Health workers employed by Government will this month be getting their bonuses as well as the Special Presidential Bonus of US$200.
In a statement, the Public Servive Commission (PSC) Secretary Dr Tsitsi Choruma said payment of the 13th cheque comes on the heels of an agreement with the public service workers representatives.
“As per the signed agreement at the recent meeting of the National Joint Negotiation Council (NJNC), only those of positions of Deputy Director Grades and below will receive bonuses.
“The Public Service Commission wishes to inform that bonuses for civil
servants for this year, 2022, will be treated as follows:
As per the signed agreement at the recent meeting of the National Joint Negotiation Council (NJNC), only those of positions of Deputy Director Grades and below will receive bonuses.
This bonus will constitute the following: a) 13th cheque, plus b) Special Presidential Bonus,” she said.
She said the money will be paid in two batches.
“This will be paid out in two equal batches in November and December,” the PSC secretary added.
Directors, according to Dr Choruma, will recieve their bonuses next year.
“It must be noted that Director Grades and above signed performance contracts at the beginning of 2022. It is in view of these performance contracts that Directors and above will NOT receive any bonus in 2022 but rather will, at the beginning of 2023, get performance awards based on their performance for the year 2022.
“These awards will only be extended to Directors and above after all evaluations and assessments for the year 2022 are completed. Only Director Grades and above who meet their set targets will get performance awards,” she said.
She added, “This is in line with Government’s new practice of performance contracting which only rewards satisfactory performance and sanctions non-satisfactory performance for Directors and above. 8. Government is committed to ensuring that a results-based, high performance, high productivity Work Culture is inculcated within the civil service. 9. From 2023 onwards, performance contracting, which had only thus far been for Director Grades and above, will also be cascaded to all civil servants of all grades across the board.”
President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his Weekly column in State controlled Sunday weeklies said his Government will improve remuneration and conditions of service for medical practitioners so that their skills are retained in the country.
President Mnangagwa said it was important to reward doctors competitively, adding that Government will give land for free to those who wished to set up medical facilities.
“We have to competitively reward our doctors in order to guarantee greater staff retention in our hospitals, and in the country. Many of our doctors continue to leave the country for greener pastures; they are hotly sought after, particularly in the rich West, because of our superior training facilities.
“The Second Republic has to treat in-country medical staff retention as a foremost national goal. More visible and substantive steps will be taken in the near future to improve the working conditions for our medical staff,” he said.