Alfred Drosaye

Principal Administrative Officer
Liberian Civil Service
Focus Area(s): 
Civil Service
Critical Tasks: 
Civil service corruption
Computerization of records
Downsizing
Salary structure reform
Payroll delivery
Sequencing reform
Training
Interviewers: 
Jonathan (Yoni) Friedman
Country of Reform: 
Liberia
Town/City: 
Monrovia
Place (Building/Street): 
Civil Service Agency
Country: 
Liberia
Date of Interview: 
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Abstract 

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.

Case Studies: Cleaning the Civil Service Payroll: Post-Conflict Liberia, 2008-2011 and Building Civil Service Capacity: Post-Conflict Liberia, 2006-2011

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Full Interview: 
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Alfred Drosaye Interview
Profile: 

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.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Liberia
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Alfred Drosaye
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Keywords 
training
pay reform/reform sequencing
Merit Pay
Downsizing
corruption
computerization
civil service commission