The Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS)which the Government is considering to adopt using it as a way to root out problematic employees is inappropriate, Cuepacs President Omar Osman said in Kota Kinabalu on Monday.
And for that reason, he says, Cuepacs rejected the Government's proposal to implement VSS in the public sector.
Speaking to members of Universiti Malaysia Sabah's Employees Union, Omar said VSS was widely used by the private sector as a means to downsize its workers due to financial problems.
According to him, out of the 1.2 million civil servants in the country, only about 9,000 were problematic and action had been taken on these employees by their respective departments.
When the Secretary to the Government announced the possibility of implementing VSS in the public sector, many quarters had voiced out their opinion with some fully supporting it.
As always the case, when the Government wanted to formulate something new, no matter how big the objection is, it will eventually be implemented. Personally, VSS is not a bad idea, given the advantages it will give to those who opted for it. When one applied for VSS, it does not necessary be approved by their employers.