Albert Bockarie

Senior Permanent Secretary
Public Service Commission, Sierra Leone
Focus Area(s): 
Civil Service
Critical Tasks: 
Civil service recruitment
Training
Interviewers: 
Summer Lopez
Country of Reform: 
Sierra Leone
Town/City: 
Freetown
Country: 
Sierra Leone
Date of Interview: 
Friday, August 1, 2008
Abstract 

Albert Bockarie describes civil service reforms after the end of civil war in Sierra Leone.  He focuses on recruitment procedures and training.  He reports that because of low public service pay, the country suffered from a “brain drain” and corruption.  He argues that these problems cannot be addressed without increasing salaries.  He describes the challenge of getting pay for retirees disbursed promptly.  He urges increased use of computers and other information technologies as essential because paper records can be lost or purposely destroyed.  He says international donors and consultants are helpful in meeting these challenges.     

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Profile: 

At the time of this interview, Albert Bockarie was senior permanent secretary of the Public Service Commission of Sierra Leone.  He had served since 1982 at the provincial level as a district officer and in all the national ministries in the government of Sierra Leone except Trade and Finance, Foreign Affairs, Finance and Education.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Sierra Leonean
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Albert Bockarie
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Keywords 
training
Technical Assistance
recruitment
promotion
presidential appointees
performance management
Pay Reform
payroll/pay delivery
Merit Pay
Job descriptions
Downsizing
Donor Relations
Decentralization
corruption
computerization
civil service commission
Capacity building