BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – As the basic pillars in running public administration and service, State Apparatuses (Aparatur Sipil Negara, ASN) are required to have proper competence and quality.
To create superior state apparatus role model, especially in Bandung, teacher of Public Administration Department, Faculty of Social and Political Science (FISIP) Universitas Pasundan, Dr. Imas Sumiati, M.Si is interested to conduct a research related to the State Apparatus performance.
The decentralization research is related to the improvement of presence-list administration system in building the State Apparatuses’ character which is based on performance in Bandung. Its result is expected to provide contribution in creating a role model of State Apparatuses who give positive impacts for the society in Bandung.
“This research will involve a lot of parties; staffs in Districts/sub-districts, Personnel and Human Resources Development Agency (Badan Kepegawaian dan Pengembangan SDM, BPKSDM), Planning, Research and Development Agency (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan, Penelitian and Pengembangan, Bapelitbang), Office for Trading and Industry (Dinas Perdagangan and Perindustrian, Disdagin), as well as Commission A of Bandung DPRD,” she said, on Friday, 5 November 2021.
Each of them will take part and contribution, in order to create collaboration between academicians, government, entrepreneurs, community and mass media (penta-helix synergy), including by holding hybrid Forum Group Discussion (FGD), both online and offline.
“The research outcomes are not only to be implemented to the State Apparatuses in Bandung; the model of policy brief can also be registered for Intellectual Property Rights (Hak atas Kekayaan Intellektual, Haki), be reference for ISBN book or book chapter, and be the articles published in both national and international journal,” she continued.
The teacher, as well as Assessor of Human Resource Competence and Analyst of Public Policy, said that the presented role model uses case-study approach, considering the main task of every State Apparatuses depends on their fields and offices.
She gave an example that in 2017, Bandung had Office for Cooperative, Small and Medium Enterprise, Industry and Trading. By this unification of these four fields make this office ‘overload’ since it had to carry out many tasks.
After being separated and established on their own, as Office for Cooperative and Small and Medium Enterprise (Dinas Koperasi dan UKM, Dinas KUKM) and Office for Trading and Industry (Dinas Perdagangan dan Industry, Disdagin), they were actually able to improve their service quality. She had previously carried out this research and is now still doing the research to find out the ideal and superior State Apparatuses role model.
“Hopefully, this could be a policy brief and a reference for drafting regional regulations related to the State Apparatuses. Thus, it could also be used and useful for the government, especially State Apparatuses in Bandung,” she continued.
Other than State Apparatuses’ performance, the work method of Work from Home (WFH) also becomes her concern and focus. She estimates that after the pandemic ends, there will be a change in work methods among staffs in the government and companies.
“There are many who misinterpret WFH as not working or having a lot of free time at home. In fact, many of them are even busier because of the increased work and tasks. These are also part of research,” she concluded. (Reta)*