Mary Theopista Wenene

Commissioner for Public Service Inspection
Uganda Ministry of Public Service
Focus Area(s): 
Civil Service
Critical Tasks: 
Payroll delivery
Performance management system
Downsizing
Interviewers: 
Andrew Schalkwyk
Country of Reform: 
Uganda
Town/City: 
Kampala
Country: 
Uganda
Date of Interview: 
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Abstract 
Mary Theopista Wenene discusses the process of public service reform in Uganda, beginning with the key challenges the country faced before the reforms began and a basic outline of the programs implemented to address them.  She outlines how the Ministry of Public Service implemented a results-oriented management system across the public service and the importance of the system in emphasizing accountability and performance evaluations.  She also touches on the implementation of an integrated payroll and personnel management system.  Wenene briefly discusses outreach to the public to gauge the success of reforms and service delivery.  Finally she explains how the public service was working to reduce excess and overlapping jobs by downsizing through a voluntary retirement system.
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At the time of this interview, Mary Theopista Wenene was the commissioner for public service inspection at the Ministry of Public Service in Uganda.   She previously served as the assistant commissioner for administrative reform within the Ministry of Public Service.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Ugandan
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Keywords 
Capacity building
Downsizing
Job descriptions
Pay Reform
performance management
training