The retrenchment exercise of abolished line agencies has been completed.
The exercise which commenced in 2018 following an NEC decision to abolish a number of agencies was completed after Department of Personnel Management was tasked with implementing an NEC decision.
The abolished agencies are Coastal Fisheries Development Agency, Office of Urbanisation, PNG UNESCO which were abolished as per NEC Decision 15/2018 on public sector reforms relating to merging, amalgamation, creation and abolishment.
Department of Personnel Management was tasked to complete the process of retrenchment of the staff of these agencies.
The NEC decision also instructed for relevant functions of these agencies to be transferred together with the staff to selected recipient agencies.
The exercise is in alignment with reforms to streamline and right size the public service machinery, cut duplication of functions and minimize costs.