OUR EMPLOYEES, OUR RESOURCE, THEIR HEALTH, OUR WEALTH

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OUR EMPLOYEES, OUR RESOURCE, THEIR HEALTH, OUR WEALTH

  1. 1. 1 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014
  2. 2. 2 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Introduction  The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya, which became effective on July 1, 1995. The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya
  3. 3. 3 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 INTR’ CONT  The Authority has approximately 4,000 employees across the country, all facing unique challenges in the course their duties.
  4. 4. 4 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 INTR’ CONT  HIV and AIDS continues to be a serious challenge to members of staff and many deaths arising from the scourge have left many families vulnerable. This prompted training of peer educators within KRA to combat its detrimental effect.
  5. 5. 5 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Development  The scourge had seriously affected the Authority like any other institution. The peer education programme was initiated to continuously sensitize employees on issues pertaining to HIV and AIDS.  The Authority suffered many loses including financial and human resource frequently. The allocation of funds towards medical expense also escalated significantly.
  6. 6. 6 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 DEVT’ CONT  In addition, the introduction of performance contracting gave rise to several issues touching on stress management which led to reduced productivity.  As a result of this, Peer Educators got involved in stress management as well as general staff wellness in the workplace to assist the affected and infected staff and their immediate dependants.
  7. 7. 7 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 DEVT’ CONT  The Peer Educators in conjunction with Human Resource embraced the role of disseminating information to their peers in an attempt to curb the rising cases of employees being admitted to hospitals, suffering from stress and other related issues
  8. 8. 8 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Current status  Currently, the Authority has trained over two hundred peer educators through various organizations such as ICRH,USAID-Aphia II, NOPE, KAPC and others bodies.  There are also approximately seventy (70) trained peer counselors who compliment the work of peer educators.
  9. 9. 9 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 CURR STS ’ CONT  Due to the dynamicity of life and changes that have developed with time, it was essential that peer education activities in KRA evolved.  New challenges such as Diabetes, Cancer, Work Life Balance, and parenting became very pronounced and peer education per se seemed limited.
  10. 10. 10 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 CURR STS ’ CONT  Therefore with guidance from NOPE the KRA peer educators mutated to Workplace Wellness Champions and sought to address health issues wholesomely by seeking and distributing information on
  11. 11. 11 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 CURR STS ’ CONT  ASPECTS OF WELLNESS 1. Physical well being 2. Nutrition and diet 3. Fitness 4. Management against ailments 5. Emotional well being 6. And all other aspects of humanity 7. Financial Management
  12. 12. 12 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES  One-on-one sessions  Group sessions  Monthly meetings  Condom distribution  Sensitizations of both staff and youth  Networking with others organization in the field of wellness  Outreaches  Referrals  Trainings & Refresher courses  Team building& Retreats
  13. 13. 13 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 TEAM BUILDING SESSION (Group photo, training by KAPC , group discussion, team building at the beach)
  14. 14. 14 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Behaviour change communication for staff children
  15. 15. 15 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Wellness champions in Joint Activities
  16. 16. 16 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Objectives of Wellness Activities  To create awareness on wellness issues at the workplace  work life balance,  emerging issues
  17. 17. 17 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Networking  To link the staff with other partners in ensuring workplace wellness (NACC, NASCOP, NOPE,MCDF,LVCT etc)
  18. 18. 18 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014  To coordinate with service providers to be able to access the members of staff (NACC, NASCOP, KEMSA, LVCT, KAPC,AA)
  19. 19. 19 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014  To formulate policies and implement wellness strategies.
  20. 20. 20 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Program Description and Methodology  Review of statistics  The data from Human Resource including the medical documents on the trends on wellness issues e.g. the rate of HIV infections, other emerging issues, stress and psychological and social issues
  21. 21. 21 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Reports from peer educators  : Feedback from the wellness champions on the issues raised by their peers in their interactions
  22. 22. 22 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Observation of outcomes  Physically observable behaviors whose cause can be inferred from attitude and other emotional aspects that can be assessed.
  23. 23. 23 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 Lessons learnt and Recommendations /Way Forward  The need for well established institutions (sub-ACUs)  The Human Resource Department, Welfare and Benefits Section caters for the wellness program  Managers to be involved in the facilitation of peer education programmes.  Improve the structure to reach its potential
  24. 24. 24 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 MOTIVATION  Need for motivation (To encourage volunteers and formation of support groups)  Incentives to the volunteers  Training and refresher trainings  Retreats and team buildings  Recognition and awards
  25. 25. 25 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 POLICIES  Need for policy formulation  KRA has numerous policies on various issues such as HIV and AIDS, Alcohol and drug abuse, Gender Mainstreaming.  Implementation of the policies and coming up with new ones to suit emerging issues.
  26. 26. 26 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014 EVALUATION  Need for monitoring and evaluation of strategies implemented  To monitor the effectiveness of peer activities, there is need for a comprehensive program to monitor and evaluate through tests and non tests
  27. 27. 27 www.KRA.go.ke 21/07/2014

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