THE ROLE AND MANDATE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC) IN STRENGTHENING THE OVERSIGHT ROLE OF PARLIAMENT PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION/ PERFORMANCE MONITORING & EVALUATION 10 SEPTEMBER 2014. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION. Introduction
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THE ROLE AND MANDATE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC) IN STRENGTHENING THE OVERSIGHT ROLE OF PARLIAMENT
PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON
PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION/
PERFORMANCE MONITORING & EVALUATION
10 SEPTEMBER 2014
To promote the constitutionally enshrined values and principles throughout the public service by investigating, monitoring, evaluating, proposing measures, issuing directions, advising and reporting.
A champion of public service excellence in democratic governance in South Africa.
In terms of section 196(4) of the Constitution, the powers and functions of the PSC are to-
promote Constitutional Values and Principles in the Public Service
investigate, monitor and evaluate the organisation and administration, and the personnel practices of the Public Service
propose measures to ensure effective and efficient performance within the Public Service
Values and Principles
give directionsaimed at ensuring that personnel procedures (recruitment, transfer, promotions and dismissals) comply with the basic values and principles set out in section 195
reporton activities to the National Assembly and to Provincial Legislatures in respect of activities in Provinces
either of own accord or on receipt of a complaint:
investigate the application of personnel and public administration practices and report to the relevant EA & Legislature
investigate grievances of employees in the Public Service and recommend remedies
monitor and investigate adherence to applicable procedures in the Public Service
advise National and Provincial Organs of State regarding personnel practices in the Public Service
points as well as public hearings on topical issues.
Commissioners recommended by the National Assembly
Commissioners nominated by the Premiers on recommendation by the Provincial Legislatures
These outputs are regarded as toolsthat the Portfolio Committees can utilise in performing their oversight function over national and provincial government (Administrative Branch).
The PSC’s programme structure is divided into 4 programmes; namely:
The programme provides the overall management of the PSC and centralised support services.
Promotes sound Public Service leadership, human resource management, labour relations and labour practices.
Establish a high standard of service delivery, monitoring and good governance in the Public Service.
Undertake public administration investigations, promote a high standard of professional ethical conduct amongst public servants and contribute to the prevention and combating of corruption.
The PSC has operationalised its mandate around the following six (6) key performance areas:
Implementation of the decisions of the Citizen Forum hosted by the PSC at the Msukaligwa Municipality, 2013
PSC Website: www.psc.gov.za
National Anti-Corruption Hotline for the Public Service: 0800 701 701