KPI ALERT FOR 2 JOHOR EXCOS
HOT on the heels of a Johor executive councillor resigning after he was charged with graft, two of his colleagues were revealed to have failed to meet their key performance indicators last year. The menteri besar won’t reveal their names, but will listen
TWO Johor executive councillors failed to meet expectations in carrying out their duties last year, according to Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
Without naming the two, Khaled said he would look into ways to overcome the problem in the portfolios held by the two who did not meet their key performance indicators (KPIs) last year.
The issue of Johor’s state executive council has been a hot topic since the resignation of Datuk Abd Latif Bandi, who resigned as an executive councillor on April 20, a day after he was charged at the Johor Baru Sessions Court for abetment with another person in receiving RM30.3 million in bribes. However, the two executive councillors who did not meet their KPIs last year did not include Latif.
Khaled, who was speaking at the annual Johor Exco Away Day conference yesterday, said seven out of the current nine executive councillors obtained the “excellent” overall marks of 86 per cent and above in the year-end scores.
“Since starting the evaluation system, the state government has successfully ensured that each of the Johor executive councillors have their own unique KPIs.
“After conducting 12 quarterly evaluations, the number of executive councillors who obtained a score of 86 per cent and above were nine executive councillors in 2014, seven executive councillors in 2015, and seven executive councillors last year,” he said in a speech at the conference attended by some 600 state government officials and department heads.
At a press conference later, Khaled said the two executive councillors who fell short of their scores would have to submit proposals on how to make up for the shortcomings identified under their portfolios.
“I will listen to whatever suggestions the executive councillors have and evaluate the problem. If the suggestions are acceptable, I will give the matter some thought and decide whether to apply it,” he said.
Khaled said that Johor’s KPI system was not used to penalise executive councillors, but was meant to provide checks and balances on the performances of the state government administration.
High standards were expected of all executive councillors, and executive councillors who need help should discuss matters so that problems could be solved, he said.
The performance evaluation system adopted by the Johor government utilises the threetier Traffic Light score that categorises the best scores under a green-coloured indicator for scores of above 85 per cent.
This is followed by yellowcoloured indicator for KPI scores between 50 and 85 per cent and red-coloured indicator for marks below 50 per cent.
The KPI score system is monitored every three months by state government-linked Permodalan Darul Ta’zim Sdn Bhd.
He said the state government’s move in 2014 to adopt the KPI system under the Leadership Performance Agenda was expanded to include other state government agency leaders.
He said its administration planning efforts had proven to be fruitful.
He said among the state’s achievements was recording annual tax collection of more than RM1.5 billion, which is the highest in the country.
Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin (right), state secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani (second from right) and state executive councillors at the 2017 Johor Exco Away Day conference in Johor Baru yesterday.