Nyamira County Governor Amos Nyaribo today reaffirmed his commitment to clean the payroll.
The move is an attempt to cut down the wage bill which is among the highest in terms of counties in the country.
According to Governor Nyaribo, the county government through its Public Service Board (PSB), had completed analyzing all promotions of its workforce and determined the number of employees who were irregularly promoted.
“The Department of Public Service Management has started cleaning the payroll and affected officers will be informed in due course,” the Governor said
He added, “The exercise is now complete and the Board has authorized for the implementation of its recommendations.”
The changes will be effected as in the August payroll.
The Nyamira County Public Service Board said that there were no supporting documents including board minutes.
The Governor asked those who feel unfairly affected to appeal to the board for arbitration.
“This why am encouraging any of those aggrieved to appeal to the Public Service Board for redress,” he added.
He cited a case where an officer was promoted every year, from job group K to P in three years without following the laid down civil service code of regulations.
The governor reiterated that the cleaning of the payroll had no personal vendetta against any county employee.
Governor Nyaribo noted that any vacancy created as a result of cleaning the payroll will be advertised internally and deserving officers will be awarded competitively.
By Darlington Mose