Incentives for proactive staff
Published: Fri, 03 Aug 2012
PETALING JAYA: Incentives may be given out to any Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) staff who help monitor and lodge reports on cleanliness and faulty facilities in the area.
This idea was proposed by councillor Derek Fernandez during MBPJ’s full-board meeting on Tuesday to motivate and encourage staff to become the eyes and ears of the council.
“Bonuses and incentives can make the staff more proactive by calling up the contractors themselves to tell them about uncollected rubbish in the area,” he said.
He pointed out that MBPJ staff can also lodge reports on faulty streetlights or potholes.
Councillors also voiced their concerns about uncollected garbage found along the street right outside MBPJ’s headquarters.
Some questioned why not even one out of 1,800 MBPJ staff called up the rubbish contractors to take the garbage away.
“We cannot always wait for residents to lodge complaints before taking action, we should always be one step ahead,” said MBPJ councillor Richard Yeoh.
He pointed out that the council staff should make an effort to fix problems before the complaints come in.
Mayor Datuk Roslan Sakiman said he would consider the idea of giving incentives.
“It’s high time the staff became proactive and I think it’s a good idea. I’ll consider it,” he said.