Gweru City Council has completed its job evaluation and human resource skills audit to assess workers’ qualifications, salary grades and general work performance, a senior council official has said.
By Stephen Chadenga
Mayor Charles Chikozho said the job evaluation report is now before the local authority, where it is being discussed before decisions are made.
“The job evaluation report is now out and yesterday [Tuesday] we had a special council meeting to deliberate on the recommendations before implementing some of the proposals,” he said.
“I can only give details when council has finished discussing the report.”
Zimbabwe Urban Councils Workers’ Union (ZUCWU) Gweru branch chairperson, Kudakwashe Munengiwa could not be reached for comment yesterday on whether they had been consulted on the exercise.
The job evaluation exercise targeted all employees below the heads of department grades and could see some workers retrenched.
Southern Eye has it on good authority that some of the issues outlined in the report include irregular staff recruitments and promotions.
Sources said the exercise had unearthed cases where some workers were duplicating roles, while others stationed at redundant departments such as recreational centres were still on the council payroll.
In 2015, the government set up a probe team, whose mandate included scrutinising the academic and professional qualifications of senior officials at management level following dismal execution of duties at the local authority.