15 Apr 2010

Marshalls administration audit points at duplication

1:01 pm on 15 April 2010

An audit of a small sample of Marshall Islands government workers in three ministries shows that a majority has incorrect job descriptions, and many workers are duplicating the work of other employees.

The snapshot audit, funded by the Asian Development Bank as part of a broader programme of supporting government reforms in the Marshall Islands, is expected to lead to a more detailed personnel audit later this year.

The audit found unjustified duplication of work at Health and Education as well, with an overall 15 of 50 workers in duplicate roles, or 30 percent of those positions checked.

The report says outcomes from this limited personnel audit suggest it would be of benefit for the Public Service Commission to conduct a similar but more detailed audit across all ministries.