Despite the meager salary, the Civil Servants at UGM are asked to not feel inferior. Coming from the intention to serve, UGM civil servants actually have the noble mission to work for the community. "If the goal is salary, this is not the appropriate place because the intention of serving the community is the nobility of a civil servant," said Senior Vice Rector for Administration, Finance and Human Resources, Prof. Ainun Naim, Ph.D., on Friday (20/5), in an inauguration ceremony of 482 civil servants at Graha Sabha Pramana.
Ainun said, the founding fathers of this country have set the example that they are not working for the salary, but to become a faithful public servant. "Thus, don’t feel inferior when you meet a highly paid person, because our dedication and intention are to serve the community," he added.
Therefore, the oath as a civil servant is not just the usual ceremony, but has deep meaning. In addition to mention the name of God, a civil servant must bear in mind the other noble values, namely the ideology of Pancasila as well as spiritual, familial, and mutual help values. "These values are certainly able to encourage employees to develop themselves, thus if UGM is developing, of course you are also developing," said Ainun.
Similar statement was conveyed by the UGM Human Resources Director, Harjadi, S.H, M.M. He said that in accordance with Government Regulation No. 21 of 1975, every candidate for civil servants who has been appointed as civil servant shall take the oath/pledge before the authorized leadership according to their faith. This oath is the aptitude to comply with specified requirement or prohibition. "In essence, the oath is not only the aptitude in the face of leadership but the aptitude to God that they will comply with all obligatory and not conduct any prescribed restrictions," he said.
Harjadi added that pledging ceremony is a form of coaching. With this kind of effort it is expected that the implementation of official duties will run well and conducted with full responsibility.
A total of 482 UGM civil servants who take the oaths include 103 lecturers and 379 educational personnel. In detail, staff from Faculty of Biology are 14 people; from Faculty of Economics and Business 18 people, from Faculty of Pharmacy 17 people, from Faculty of Philosophy 7 people, from Faculty of Geography 18 people, and Faculty of Law 8 people. Next, from the Faculty of Humanities are 11 people, from Faculty of Social and Political Sciences 18 people, from Faculty of Medicine 18 people, from Faculty of Dentistry 16 people, from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 14 people, and from Faculty of Forestry 13 people.
Furthermore, the sworn employees from Faculty of Mathematics and Science are 14 people and Science, from Faculty of Agriculture 8 people, Faculty of Animal Science people, Faculty of Psychology 16 people, Faculty of Engineering 57 people, and Faculty of Agricultural Technology 6 people. Furthermore, Section of Administration and Households has 69 people, Directorate of Academic Administration 12 people, Directorate of Asset Management and Maintenance 17 people, Directorate of Finance 2 people, Directorate of Student Affairs 3 people, and the Office of International Affairs 1 person. Then, LPPM has 42 people, PPTIK 4 people, Library 7 people, Graduate School 4 people, vocational schools 29 people, and the Academic Hospital 12 people.