47,728 Contract Staff In The Public Service

Last update: 19/03/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) -- The number of contract staff in the public service sector is as many as 47,728 people as at Jan 31, this year.

A Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said the figure included 43,861 employees designated under 'Contract Of Service' (COS) and 3,867 designated under 'Contract For Service' (CFS).

"There is no question of contract staff who are not maintained in terms of salary," he said in a written reply to a question from Datuk Abd Aziz Sheikh Fadzir (BN-Kulim Bandar Baharu) at the Dewan Rakyat.

Shahidan said this was because for COS officers, they were appointed based on the service scheme and salary grades similar to permanent officers.

For CFS appointment, the payment for the officer's services and job functions was determined based on a service agreement with the employer agreed to by the contract employee.