THE PRESIDENCY
OFFICE OF THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE FEDERATION

LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT & SUCCESSION PLANNING DEPARTMENT

INTRODUCTION

Leadership Management and Succession Planning Department (LMSP) was created in May, 2013 as  part of the effort at re-positioning, rebuilding and transforming the Federal Civil Service into a world class Public Service within the context of the development agenda of Government.

MANDATE

The Department has the mandate to develop, coordinate and drive the process of the new concept of Leadership Management and Succession Planning to address the current leadership challenges in the Federal Civil Service. The Department is under the Service Policies and Strategies Office (SPSO) of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF).

STRUCTURE OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department is under the Service Policies and Strategies Office (SPSO) of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF). It is structured into two Divisions and three Branches as follows:

a. LEADERSHIP MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

               i.            Programme Development Branch

              ii.            Monitoring and Evaluation Branch

 b. SUCCESSION PLANNING DIVISION

                i.            Leadership Succession Branch

 KEY FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

 i. Identification of leadership positions

 ii. Identification of potential leaders

 iii. Creation/Development/Updating of structured Plans

 iv. Implementation of Succession Plan

 v. Development and Management of Leadership Development of Senior Civil Service

 vi. Scheduling potential leaders and Managers for customized leadership building programmes.

MAJOR PROJECTS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 At inception the Department had two major projects tied to the Strategic Plan of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. The Projects are:

 i.      Development and Implementation of Succession Planning Framework and Programmes for the Federal Civil Service

 ii.     Development and Implementation of a Senior Executive Service (SES) Scheme.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department, working with some stakeholders articulated the following documents:

                    i.            Draft Leadership Management and Succession Planning Framework for the Federal Civil Service.

                  ii.            Draft Leadership Management and Succession Policy for the Federal Civil Service.

                iii.            Draft Senior Executive Service (SES) Scheme for the Federal Civil Service.

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT SO FAR

The three (3) draft documents developed by the Department were presented to the In-House meeting of the Permanent Secretaries and Director in OHCSF for comments and input as follows:

 

o   FEPAR and the Department further met to review the draft documents;

o   FEPAR came up with its own version of the Draft Policy on Leadership Development Policy for the Federal Civil Service;

o   The FEPAR’s Document has been harmonized with that of the Department to form a single Draft Leadership Management and Succession Policy for the Federal Civil Service.

o   The Draft Harmonized Policy was presented to a Stakeholder’s Forum of MDAs for validation on Tuesday, 18th September, 2016 at Stone-hedge Hotel, Central Business District, Abuja.

o   The Draft Leadership Management and Succession Policy for the Federal Public Service was subsequently presented by the Department to the Permanent Secretary (SPSO with a draft Federal Executive Council Memo on 21st October, 2016 in a Policy File Ref. OHCSF/SPSO/LMSP/1030/1 (Leadership Development Model);

o   Development of the Draft Mentorship Programme for the implementation of the National Policy on LMSP in line with the HCSF’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP);

o   The Department held a focal group meeting for the development of the Draft framework for Mentoring and Coaching in line with the HCSF’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) between 15th-16th May, 2017;

o   After the Focal group meeting, the PS (SPSO) constituted an Editorial Team to edit and perfect the Mentorship programme document;

o   the Draft Framework for Mentorship Programme in the Public Service of the Federation has gone through the first review by a constituted Editorial Team;

o   Mentorship Implementation Manual that would serve as a step-by-step guideline for the efficient and effective execution of the Mentorship Programme has been Formulated;

o   The Draft National Policy on LMSP document has been revisited and reviewed by team of experts in order to bring the policy document to conform and align with the HCSF’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan and the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

NOTE

The three (3) draft documents: The Draft National Policy on LMSP document, the Draft Framework for Mentorship Programme, and the Mentorship Implementation Manual has been sent to the Head of Service (HOS) through her SA (technical) since November 2017 for her comments and observations.