Indonesia to impose stricter hiring process for civil servants

INDONESIA: Indonesians who want to work for the government will undergo a stricter recruitment process, according to Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo.

“We in the Panselnas (National Selection Committee) team, together with the National Civil Service Agency (BKN) and other relevant institutions, will implement a stricter selection process until the CPNS and the contract-based government employees (PPPK) are recruited,” he said in a statement released here on Monday.

The announcement comes after the resignation of some civil servants (CPNS) who were hired in 2021. Kumolo believes that strengthening the selection process could prevent future resignations. He also said that if any of the CPNS resign, they would receive serious sanctions as a deterrent.

The relevant ministries and non-ministerial government institutions and the BKN were asked to conduct the re-filling of the roles left by the CPNS who have resigned if their employee identification number (NIP) has not been released.

According to Article 54 of the Regulation of the Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Number 27 of 2021 concerning the Procurement of Civil Servants, qualified applicants will be recognized as CPNS by Civil Service Supervisory Officers (PPK) once they received technical approval and the NIP from the BKN.

The new policy also states that they will not be allowed to join the civil servant recruitment for the following year. The same rule also applies to the hiring of contract-based government employees (PPPK).

As of May 27, 2022, BKN data shows that at least 100 civil servants recruited in the 2021 intake have vacated their positions.

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