THE JOINT DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL (MBJ) MEETING
The Joint Departmental Council (MBJ) is a two-way medium, where the Employees are given a channel to communicate with the Management in voicing opinions, views and contributing thoughtful ideas for the benefit and good of the organization.
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MBJ
All Government agencies that directly handle administrative matters, human resource management, and financial affairs and have the power to consider and make decisions on such matters are required to establish MBJ. To establish MBJ, a draft constitution that the management and employees have agreed upon must be drafted in advance then submitted to the (Public Service Department) PSD for approval.
AREAS AND FUNCTIONS
The scope, field, and function of MBJ focus more on the interests of employees in an organization. In addition to overcoming the problems faced by employees, it can also be used as a discussion forum between Management and Employees. An active MBJ will indirectly instill a spirit of work among employees to serve with more dedication and productivity.
MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED
Matters discussed in this council cover all the issues related to the workplace except those that touch on Government policy or personal issues. However, policy-related issues should only be addressed with regards to their implementation.
The matters discussed in the forum include service issues, service and staffing schemes, welfare, administration, finance, allowances and facilities, and other issues.
The benefits obtained from MBJ meetings are to create a positive relationship and attitude between the management and the employees, job satisfaction, increase in productivity, improvement in the quality of work, cost savings, employee progress, respectful attitude, problem-solving competency, loyalty to the organization, and unity.