Principal Administrative Officer, Liberian Civil Service
Focus: Civil Service
Topics: Training, Sequencing Reform, Payroll/Pay Delivery, Corruption in the Civil Service, Computerization of Records, Pay Reform, Downsizing
Keywords: training, pay reform/reform sequencing, merit pay, downsizing, corruption, Computerization, Civil Service Commission
Interviewer(s): Jonathan (Yoni) Friedman
Country of Reform: Liberia
Location: Civil Service Agency, Monrovia, Liberia
Date: Thu Dec 2 2010
Alfred Drosaye describes the push for pay and pension reform in 2006 after the inauguration of the new president, Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson. He talks about the strategies to clear the civil service payroll of ghost workers. He describes the make-up and training of the teams sent into the counties to vet each worker and enroll the workers in the Biometric ID system which, among other benefits, enabled workers to receive pay via direct deposit.
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Alfred Drosaye Interview
At the time of this interview, Alfred Drosaye was the principal administrative officer in the Liberian Civil Service and the project director for the Biometric Program in the Human Resource Management Services Directory of the Civil Service. His position required him to manage three directories in the civil service: employment, human services management and career and training. He joined the civil service in 1997 as an analytical secretary and rose to assistant director and then director of Classification Selection Standards. As the principal director, he was in charge of the review of public employment.