Joint Department Council
Joint Department Council (JDC)
A Joint Department Council (JDC) is a two-way medium, where employees are given a channel to communicate with the management by expressing opinions and views and contributing valuable ideas for the betterment of the organisation.
All the Government agencies which operation directly involve administration, human resource management and financial affairs and have the power to consider and make decisions on these matters are required to establish a JDC. For the purpose of establishing the JDC, a draft constitution which is agreed by the management and employees should be drafted in advance and submitted to PSD for approval.
Scope, fields and functions of the JDC emphasises the importance of employees in an organisation. In addition to tackling the problems faced by the workers, it also serves as a forum for discussion between the management and workers. An active JDC will indirectly help to inculcate the spirit of work among employees to work with more dedication and productive.
Matters that can be discussed include all matters related to the conditions affecting work except for the government policies or personal matters. However, policy-related issues can be discussed with a view to explaining the implementation only. Among the things that can be discussed at the forum are allowances and benefits, finance services, schemes and employment services, welfare, administrative and other matters.
Among the benefits to be derived from the JDC meetings are the creation of positive relationships and attitudes between management and employees, satisfaction, increased productivity, work quality improvement, cost reduction, employee development, mutual respect, problem solving, loyalty to organisation, and unity.
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