The Civil Service Agency has clarified a newspaper report that it is planning to lay off 4,000 government employees and suspend new hiring. The CSA’s director of public relations, Moses Browne, said the agency is only targeting civil servants who are ready for retirement.
A group advocating for the rights of communities affected by logging companies wants the legislature to ensure that the government pays communities their legal fair share of land rental fees collected from logging companies.
The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to allow the Executive Branch to use US$47.5 million from the 2019/2020 budget, which has not yet been approved by the legislature.
A salary cut is a reduction or decrease in one’s pay or income. It is also called salary deduction or wage cut. Meanwhile, a salary harmonization simply means equal work for equal pay across government or the same position for the same salary. Salary harmonization mainly focuses on equity on the pay scale or bridging salary disparities or imbalances.
As staff at Tubman University have expressed their displeasure with the government’s salary harmonization policy, the university’s president, Elliot Wreh-Wilson, says the move is beyond the government’s control.
The Senate has invited the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning to account for what it says was a violation of the Liberian Constitution and the Public Financial Management Act.
The largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in the United States, Human Rights Campaign, has named Alphonso David as its new president.
Four lawmakers at the House of Representatives have called for an immediate freeze on the implementation of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning’s planned salary harmonization.