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Haiti - Politic : The Haitian Public Service in figures...
26/09/2015 11:10:42

Haiti - Politic : The Haitian Public Service in figures...
On Friday, the Office of Management and Human Resources (OMRH) presented its 70-page report on the 2014 census of Agents of Public Service, conducted from March to June 2014 by the Haitian firm Solution SA (subcontracted by the National School of Administration of France) for an amount of 400,000 US dollars.

This census allowed to count 70.594 public employees whose 59.446 civil servants and 11.148 contractual. These figures correspond to 85% of the number of the number of staff of the Public Service according to data provided by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in February 2014.

The census of 2014 covered all public employees, civil servants and contractual, paid by the Treasury. The operation was conducted on a voluntary basis without administrative burden on employees, with institutions that have not wanted to take part in the exercise and some employees on the defensive having in mind a wave of early departures following the last census of the civil service.

The Haitian Public Service in figures :
The census results of 2014, compared to the 1996 Census show an increase of 70% of the workforce, half of which is located in ministries providing social services to the population (Ministry of National Education, +10,000, and Ministry of Health, 2.000 agents). The number of Ministry officials fulfilling the sovereign functions has increased by 40% with 10,000 more police officers (Ministry of Justice and Public Security). Economic-based ministries stayed away from the movement, with just over 1,000 civil servants in more.

Rarely recruited before age 25, the average age of civil servant in Haiti is 43 years. 8% of civil servants active have 25 years or more in the public service. 12% of the workforce has reached the retirement age (55 years). Women represent one third of the workforce irrespective of the age group considered. 67% of civil servants are married and 11% cohabiting. 29% of civil servants say they have a level of university education; 46% have secondary education (Bac Bac I or II); 9% have primary school certificate, and 5% did not attend school.

Civil servants are divided into four categories: 5% are in category A (executive jobs); 12% are B (application jobs requiring a minimum degree of 3 years of study after the Bac); the majority, 55%, is found in category C with implementing jobs requiring the level Bac II and 28% are in category D with implementing positions that require the certificate of primary education.

Civil servants have on average 6 years in their current position and they are highly concentrated in the West department, which includes 55% of the identified workforce. Les Nippes and Northwest are the least equipped with respectively 3% and 4% of the total workforce.

The profile of civil servants varies significantly in some departments. The average age of the staff is 51 years in the Ministry of Agriculture and 38 years at the Ministry of Defence. Similarly the percentage of women ranges from 60% to the Ministry for Women to 18% to the Ministry of Justice and Security whose workforce is mostly constituted by the National Police.

Contractuals occupy non-permanent positions on contracts with duration up to one year. They average 40 years (with a median of 37 years) and have 37% women. 55% of contractual are married and over 27% are single. 32% of contractual have a level of university studies, 32% arrived at the Bac (18% Bac I, 14% Bac II).

The comparison of census data with registries MEF revealed that more than 12,000 agents are working in public administration illegally. 85% of them are at the Ministry of Education, which maintains a source of tension with teachers' unions.

Download the complete census of public servants (PDF) :

HL/ HaïtiLibre

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