- 28,800 unvaccinated civil servants will get show-cause letters questioning why they failed or refused to complete the Covid-19 vaccination.
- If they are found to be in breach of discipline, their salaries and promotions will be frozen.
28800 Unvaccinated Civil Servants To Get Show-Cause Letters And Face Salary And Bonus Freezing
Around 28,800 unvaccinated civil servants will get show-cause letters questioning why they failed or refused to complete the Covid-19 vaccination.
Abdul Latiff Ahmad (PN-Mersing), Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions), announced this to the Dewan Rakyat after a Public Service Department (PSD) directive requiring civil servants to be vaccinated before November 1.
In a question-and-answer session today, Latiff said “according to PSD and Crisis Response and Preparedness Centre (CPRC), those who still decline or have not been vaccinated are about 1.8 percent out of the 1.6 million civil servants.”
“Today is Nov 10, just 10 days after the ruling came to force on Nov 1. As such, disciplinary action has yet to be taken."
Any disciplinary action taken against civil servants would be carried out in accordance with the civil service process, he added.
“Firstly, the department heads will issue the show-cause letters and those who decline (to get their shots) will be given 21 days to explain.”
“(If the response) is not satisfactory, a domestic inquiry committee and a disciplinary committee will be set up for further action," he told Chan Foong Hin (Harapan-Kota Kinabalu).
According to Latiff, if civil servants are found to be in breach of discipline, their salaries and promotions will be frozen.
source - FMT
Chan inquired as to the number of public officials who rejected or have yet to be vaccinated, as well as how many had been referred for disciplinary action.
On September 30, the PSD made vaccinations mandatory for civil servants, which must be completed by November 1.
According to the PSD, over 98 percent of civil servants have been vaccinated.
The decision was made to boost public trust and enable the efficient delivery of public services to the people, in keeping with efforts to restore the government’s services to a fully operational level based on the National Recovery Plan’s phases (NRP).