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1. Presentation to the Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 26 June 2009 DPSA MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY 2009-2012

2. Presentation outline Ministry for the Public Service and Administration Establishment of DPSA G&A Cluster DPSA Vision and Mission DPSA Mandate and Role DPSA programmes Priority projects per programme Recent achievements Medium Term Budget

3. Ministry for Public Service and Administration Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) – provides policy support to the Minister Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA) – facilitator of training for public servants Public Service Sector Training Authority (PSETA) – provides accreditation of training and quality assurance and establishes learnerships Public Service Commission – created ito section 196 of the Constitution, monitors and evaluates the public service State Information Technology Agency (SITA) – government agency delivering IT services Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) – promotes innovation in the public service

4. Establishment of DPSA Minister for the Public Service and Administration in 1994 had no policy support An Office of the Minister was established to support the Minister in developing new public service policy The Constitution defined a new M&E role for the PSC and PSC officials dealing with policy-making transferred to newly-established Department of Public Service and Administration in 1996 The DPSA’s role expanded from policy-making to providing hands-on support to departments in implementing policy In addition many new projects have been assigned to DPSA since 1996: CDWs, APRM, support to the DRC etc

5. G&A Cluster The Governance and Administration (G&A) Cluster is one of five national government clusters established by the new government The Ministers for the Public Service and Administration and the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs are Coordinating Ministers for the G&A Cabinet Committee Ministers in the Presidency: National Planning and Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Ministers of Home Affairs, Finance, Justice and Constitutional Development and Women, Children and People with Disabilities are members of the Cabinet Committee The Committee harmonises the work of G&A departments and coordinates implementation of policies The DG Cluster is led by the DGs of Public Service and Administration and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

6. DPSA Vision & Mission Vision: Global Leader in Public Service Excellence Mission: Supporting the Minister in leading public service transformation Providing professional advice and support to ensure public service excellence Promoting good governance nationally, on the African Continent and Globally

7. DPSA mandate DPSA derives its mandate from: The Constitution, 1996 Manifesto of the ruling party State of the Nation Address Medium Term Strategic Framework 2009-2014 Cabinet Makgotla decisions Government Programme of Action Cabinet decisions Directives of the Minister Legislative mandates Public Service Act of 1994 SITA Act

8. Section 195(1) of the Constitution Constitution requires public administration to adhere to basic values and principles: A high standard of professional ethics must be promoted and maintained Efficient, economic and effective use of resources must be promoted Public administration must be development-oriented Services must be provided impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias People's needs must be responded to, and the public must be encouraged to participate in policy-making Public administration must be accountable Transparency must be fostered by providing the public with timely, accessible and accurate information Good human resource management and career development practices, to maximise human potential, must be cultivated Public administration must be broadly representative of the South African people, with employment and personnel management practices based on ability, objectivity, fairness, and the need to redress the imbalances of the past to achieve broad representation

9. Manifesto of the ruling party “The developmental state will play a central and strategic role in the economy. We will ensure a more effective government; improve the coordination and planning efforts of the developmental state by means of a planning entity to ensure faster change. A review of the structure of government will be undertaken, to ensure effective service delivery. “An important aspect of a successful developmental state is investment in public sector workers and in turn our people expect that they execute the tasks with which they have been entrusted. This means that the right and adequate numbers of personnel should be placed in the correct positions, and where this is not the case, government should have the capacity to implement corrective measures, either through training or redeployment where warranted.”

10. Macro-organisation of the state “A review of the structure of government will be undertaken, to ensure effective service delivery.” – Manifesto New configuration of Ministerial Portfolios implemented from 10 May DPSA is coordinating implementation of the new macro-structure of the state Assisting with legal and technical work required to effect name changes and transfer of functions Working closely with the National Treasury and Department of Public Works to support departments

11. SON Address (1) President Zuma in his State of the Nation Address made reference to the strategic objectives of the DPSA: “A developmental state requires the improvement of public services and strengthening of democratic institutions.” “To ensure that all three spheres - local, provincial and national - improve service delivery, we will speed up the establishment of a single Public Service.” “This administration will insist on putting people first in service delivery. We will ensure courteous and efficient service from front-counter staff in the provision of services in all government departments.” “In this era of renewal, we will move towards a more interactive government.”

12. SON Address (2) President Zuma also made reference to continued participation in the reconstruction and development of the African continent, especially, post-conflict situations Reference was also made to intensifying the South-South relations The President made it clear that the public service must respond to the economic downturn by spending public funds “wisely and fruitfully” – and there should be no wastage and roll-overs. The DPSA’s medium term strategy incorporates the SONA priorities, it responds to the challenges confronting the public service and is cognisant of the implications of the global economic crisis.

13. MTSF/ G&A POA The G&A POA flows from Cabinet Makgotla decisions and SON Address Currently the POA is being developed based on the MTSF, which was discussed at the May Lekgotla and is being finalised by Cabinet Clusters submit quarterly reports to Cabinet and also report to Cabinet Makgotla in January and July every year Progress reports are posted on the Government’s website The Minister for Public Service and Administration holds media briefings on POA progress

14. Legislative mandates In terms of the Public Service Act of 1994, DPSA supports the Minister in the following areas: To transform and modernise the public service To oversee changes to the structure of the public service To establish norms and standards for HRM&D, conditions of service, labour relations, IT and service delivery To issue directives and regulations for the public service To formulate the National Anti-Corruption strategy To exercise oversight over the State Information Technology Agency (SITA)

15. DPSA programmes (1)

16. DPSA programmes (2)

17. Medium Term Priority Projects per Programme (HRM&D) Establish an integrated Health Risk Assessment and Management System for the Public Service Policy on compulsory training programmes for HR practitioners developed and implemented Implementation of the JobACCESS Strategic Framework and the Gender Equality Strategic Framework Implementation of competency assessments for SMS members on a compulsory basis Facilitate implementation of performance management and development system HR Connect implementation roll out to the entire Public Service Develop organisational development strategic framework and a social cluster generic organisational structure

18. Medium Term Priority Projects per Programme (MOC) Implementation of Remuneration policy framework for the Public Service   Review of pension and medical provisioning in the public service Updating and transfer of Equate to a web enabled platform Develop and implement the HR module of the IFMS Strengthen social partnership for good governance by convening the Public Sector Summit Monitor and evaluate the wage bill trends in the public service Monitor and evaluate implementation and impact of the OSD Develop and introduce an appropriate legal dispensation for the SPS Implement remuneration policy framework for the SPS

19. Medium Term Priority Projects per Programme (I&TM) Develop a prototype to e-enable six pro-poor services: Application for ID; Child Birth registration; Foster care grant; Application for pension; Application for maintenance; Notification of death Connect 52 Thusong Service Centres to a centralised ICT infrastructure and install 45 new General Service counters Report on ICT Expenditure patterns in the Public Service and make recommendations on strategies to save/reduce costs/expenditure Report on the number of call centres; utilisation & optimisation of infrastructure and spend and consolidation strategy to create efficiency and better service delivery Develop a Architecture blue-print for IT in Government Develop a Government Wide Information Security Governance Framework

20. Medium Term Priority Projects per Programme (SDI) Cascading BPCMEP to National and Provincial Departments Assist departments to develop service delivery models using a service delivery model toolkit Support departments to develop and implement 3 year SDIPs Provide extensive support to one Province and one Sector in the implementation of Batho Pele and other service delivery improvement programmes Finalise CDW Policy Framework and develop norms and standards guideline Support implementation of the War on Poverty campaign by establishing institutional arrangements framework for the implementation programme Finalise the Justice cluster KYSR booklet and distribute to target communities and stakeholders

21. Medium Term Priority Projects per Programme (GOV) Develop a consolidated system for “one time” reporting on various public service regulations Monitor implementation of the African Peer Review Mechanism POA and submit progress reports to the Heads of State and Government Implement the Conflict of Interest Framework Complete a follow-up compliance audit report on the implementation of the Minimum Anti-Corruption Capacity (MACC) Complete Phase II evaluation in compliance with OECD Anti-Corruption Convention Develop anti-corruption training and awareness material Convene the SADC Anti-Corruption Committee Host the Anti-Corruption Summit and experts’ roundtable to approve the Programme of Action requirements

22. Recent Achievements (1) The JobACCESS Strategic Framework was launched on the 3rd March 2009 A report on the Public Service Women Management Week has been finalised – the representation of women in SMS has improved and now is at 34.4% A report on the barriers to access (for women, blacks and disabilities) was completed and the following barriers were identified: Lack of HR plans; HR and EE plans not talking one another; and Lack of targeted recruitment strategies and training skills that assist women and people with disabilities into higher positions

23. The HIV&AIDS and TB Policy for Public Service has been completed 200 public servants nationally were trained on the management of HIV and AIDS and all departments have been trained on the use of HIV and AIDS costing model The Health and Productivity Management and the Wellness Management Policies has been completed Safety, Health, Environment, Risk and Quality (SHERQ) Policy for public service has been completed Implementation of the HR Connect is progressing well with data having being collected and collated from most line departments. A policy and procedure document on the Revolving Door Remuneration policy for PS has been approved. Recent Achievements (2)

24. Recent Achievements (3) The following OSDs have been implemented: All categories of nurses Legally qualified professionals Educators Social Workers OSDs for correctional services and dental and medical officers have been tabled for negotiations Implementation of PILIR has been decentralized A report on the refinement of the EQUATE system has been completed and the refinement of the system is in progress The development of the HR module for the IFMS is in progress A review of the SITA call centre has been completed

25. Recent Achievements (4) Report on e-government strategy for ICT Connectivity has been developed A GIS survey was conducted in over 80 departments and other key government institutions. A comprehensive report has been completed The IT shared service model for the public sector was incorporated into the new IT plan for government and road shows were conducted in all nine provinces The BPCMEP was cascaded to local government and more than 1000 officials were trained in 274 municipalities The best practice DVD and booklets were shared during the Batho Pele Learning Network (BPLN) and they continue to be shared during the Batho Pele Change Management Engagement Programme (BPCMEP)

26. Recent Achievements (5) The KYSR booklet for the social cluster was translated into all official languages and over 60, 000 booklets were printed and distributed to communities and various government institutions. In 2008/09 over 600 CDWs were recruited and trained on the CDW learnership and over 3000 CDWs were still deployed in municipalities through the country. The process of developing a policy framework for the CDW programme is in progress As part of the DRC support programme: the biometric census was completed in Kinshasa and Bas Congo and is 80% complete in Bandundu and Maniema provinces. The project was launched in the province of Kasai Orientale.

27. Recent Achievements (6) The 6th Pan-African Conference of Ministers of Public Service and Administration was successfully hosted in October 2008 and a continental long-term strategy and the draft Africa Public Service Charter were adopted by the Conference The African Association for Public Administration and Management – South Africa (AAPAM-SA) was officially launched at Birchwood (SA) on 12-22 August 2008. An Executive Committee of 10 was elected and the Director General for the DPSA, Prof. Richard Levin, was elected as the Chairperson. The Minimum Anti-Corruption Capacity (MACC) guidelines were developed and have been translated into Public Service Regulations to enforce compliance. The national anti-corruption framework was also translated into implementation guidelines. The OECD Phase 1 on Anti-Bribery evaluation was completed and presented to the OECD Working Groups in June 2008.

28. Recent Achievements (7) Approval granted for the implementation of the resolutions of the 2nd Pan-African National Anti-Corruption Bodies, the Africa Forum on Fighting Corruption and the Global Forum V on Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity, Five-Year programme The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) progress report for South Africa was presented to the APRM Forum of Heads of State. Provincial consultative conferences, to discuss various topical issues such as xenophobia, poverty alleviation, crime prevention and racism are in progress.

29. Medium Term Budget Vote 9 –summary

30. Allocation per programme (2009/10)

31. Economic Classification (1)

32. Economic Classification (2)

33. Concluding Remarks The department’s medium term strategy is aligned to new and established mandates. New mandates include those emanating from the Macro-reorganisation, SONA and May Cabinet Lekgotla. The department is however in the processing of reviewing its strategy in order to identify gaps and to reprioritize its resource allocation. The department will hold an operational review session to ensure alignment of strategy and its operational plan for 2009/2010. Thank You

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