One of the initiative under sub-NKRA To Strengthen the Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies is Hot Job Rotation. This initiative is related to the strengthen of the Compliance Unit in each enforcement agencies whereby among the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Unit is to ensure Hot Job Rotation is being implemented in their agency.
The first step that need to be done by the Compliance Unit of each enforcement agencies is to identify their ‘Hot Staff’. Definition of ‘hot staff’ is any officer within their agency who had been charged or convicted of corrupt practice or received most complaints on corrupt practices. For the first step, ‘Hot Staff’ currently sitting at ‘Hot Spot’ or doing ‘Hot Job’ will be transferred and cannot be posted at any ‘hot spot’ or ‘hot job’ anymore.
Definition of ‘Hot Job’ is a post whereby the job itself may lead the officer to an opportunity to make illegal gain or benefit out of his duty. For an example, an officer whose duty is to approve license or permit. He may be bribed by the applicant who is in need of the license or permit but they do not have the merit. In order to get approval, they are determined to bribe the officer so that they can get the license or permit. Therefore, officers placed at ‘Hot Spot’ and officers doing ‘Hot Jobs’ will be rotated every three (3) years.
Another factor to be determined is the “Hot Spot’ whereby it differs from one agency to another. An entry point may be a hot spot for all enforcement agencies but it differs from one agency to another. For instance Port Klang and Kuala Lumpur International Airport may be a ‘Hot Spot’ for agencies like Customs and Immigration but borders entry points may be a ‘hot spot’ for Road Transport Department and the Police as well.
After rotating the ‘hot staff’, the job rotation focus will be on the officers who had been working at the same place for a period of more than 5 years. These officers will be transferred internally. For instance within the same building but to another unit, section or division.
The next step will be a transfer externally to the same agency within the state for a close service department/agency or to another department for open services department or transferable services. Finally, the Job Rotation will be constantly operating by identifying officers to be transferred according to the duration of being at one place three (3) years for sensitive job and five (5) years for non-sensitive job.
By implementing the Hot Job Rotation, it will curb the chances and opportunity for corrupt practices to occur within the officers in Government services.