The report and its recommendations should also be careful to not impinge upon areas that are still unfolding, such as the RST, crisis response, and CD provision, to avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts and ensure that a coherent and evenhanded framework is in place. I offer qualified and/or partial support to the recommendations, as discussed below, to serve better our SDS members.
further HR management and budgetary commitments to increase continuity and impact of staff’s engagement with SDS .
Summary of Detailed Recommendations:
Commitment to reduce SDSMCturnover and avoid gaps in assignments .
Stronger incentives to work in SDS .
Limiting use of co-desk assignments except when both positions are in the same division .
Encouraging greater use of functional department staff .
Limiting the use of other departmental staff to fill mission teams .
Increased use of research assistants (RAs) and research officers (ROs) to gather data