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No decision to dismiss non-essential employees-GoL clarifies

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The Government of Liberia has clarified that there are no immediate plans to permanently layoff non-essential government employees that were asked to stay home as a result of the Ebola outbreak to avoid overcrowdedness at work places.

Addressing reporters Tuesday at the Daily Ebola Briefing at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Minister Lewis G. Brown, II says Government has made absolutely no decision to dismiss employees, who have been asked to remain home, nor is the government considering such action at this difficult time.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry, the Civil Service Agency will continue to explore ways of improving the public service consistent with the scope of work and mandate of the CSA.

The Liberian government recently asked non-essential staffs to stay home to avoiding overcrowdedness in public offices as a way of effectively containing the spread of the Ebola virus disease. Meanwhile, the Legislature has invited the Director-General of the Civil Service Agency, George Werner to provide further clarification on the matter.

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