portfolio committee on public service n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration Meeting

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration Meeting

188 Views Download Presentation
Download Presentation

Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration Meeting

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration Meeting PALAMA’s strategy regarding scarce skills in the public service 15 February 2012 11

  2. Scope of the Presentation • Aim of the presentation • Mandate of PALAMA • Strategy that is informed by the business model of PALAMA • Areas of Scarce Skills in the Public Service • Partnerships • Indicators and timelines • Research and Innovation • Conclusion • Discussion/Questions 22

  3. Aim of the presentation • To brief the Portfolio Committee on PALAMA’s strategy to address scarce skills in the Public Service. 33

  4. Mandate of PALAMA • PALAMA is a schedule 1 National Department in terms of the Public Service Act of 1994 as amended. • It shall provide training or cause such training to be provided or conduct such examinations or tests or cause such examinations or tests to be conducted as the Head of the institute may with the approval of the Minister decide or as may be prescribed as a qualification for the appointment or transfer of persons in or to the public service. 44

  5. Business Strategy • Our business strategy is informed by the current business model • The business model is driven by the demand from our clients who are (national and provincial departments) • The training needs are determined by National and Provincial departments( and Local government requests) • The strategy uses Strategic Partnerships to deliver on its objectives

  6. Areas of Scarce Skills in the Public Service Scarce skills in the public service are identified in the following fields: • Human resources clerk • Office Administrators • Payroll Clerks • Secretaries • Finance • Health and social service • Human resources • Senior Government and Local government officials • Policy and Planning • Research and development 66

  7. Strategic Partnerships • PALAMA establishes strategic partnerships in order to contribute to the development of scarce skills in the Public Service, e.g. • Other government departments/ public sector entities, • National Treasury - including the Technical Assistance Unit (TAU) • DPSA & CPSI (Centre for Public Service Innovation) • DPME • The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) • National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) • Training of Unemployed Graduates on Breaking Barriers to Entry into the Public Service

  8. Strategic Partnerships (cont.) • Strategic partnerships with other government departments/ public sector entities allow PALAMA to contribute to the development of Scarce Skills in the following occupational categories… • Manager’s Occupational Category • Contract managers; Finance managers in the Public Service; Project Managers ; Senior Government Officials; Local Government Officials and Policy and Planning Managers Professional’sOccupational Category • Human Resources Professionals; Management & Organization Analysts Clerical and AdministrativeOccupational Category

  9. PALAMA contributes to the scarce skills needs in the public service by offering the following courses/programmes: 99

  10. Manager’s Occupational Category • 2012/13 Target 8500 persons trained • Executive Development Programme incl. • Finance Management and Budgeting • Policy formulation and Implementation • Programme and Project management • Strategic HR management • Strategic Planning and management 1010

  11. Manager’s Occupational Category • 2012/13 Target 6835 persons trained in the Financial Management related programmes/courses including… • Acquisition Management • Bid Committees ( PFMA and MFMA) • Contract Management (PFMA and MFMA) • Demand Management • Standard Chart of Accounts (SCoA) • Municipal Supply Chain Management • Supply Chain for Management for the Public Service 1111

  12. Professional’s Occupational Category • 2012/13 Target 2400 persons trained in the Human Resources Management related programmes/courses including… • Job Evaluation and Analysis • Strategic HR planning • Organisational Development and Analysis • HIV and Aids and TB management • Disability Management in the Public Service • Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures • Recruitment and Selection for the public service 1212

  13. Clerical and Administrative Category • 2012/13 Target 4 000 persons trained in Administration related programmes/courses including … • Project Khaedu • Report writing skills • Monitoring and Evaluation • Project Management in the Public Service • Excellent Customer Services for Front line Staff 1313

  14. Research and Innovation Strategy • Research and Innovation function was created to be proactive • Provide information, establish required resources for delivery of innovative, research-based and needs-driven capacity building interventions • Research & Innovation to support training through: • Training Needs Analysis • Evaluation of PALAMA activities • Innovative knowledge management and development of learning materials • Benchmarking exercises: recent developments in public sector training, administration, management and leadership 1414

  15. Research and Innovation Strategy • Research & Innovation shall: • Provide scientific research services that support the developmental state • Conduct research to support public service cadre development; • Create an intellectual hub of government • Undertake research to contribute to innovative training 1515

  16. Research Domains • Innovative research to be conducted focusing on following three domains: • Investigate and evaluate the training cycle • The main training spheres: Administration, Management and Leadership • State and government activities (include comparative analyses) 1616

  17. Research Projects Related to Scarce Skills Training • Training Needs Analysis (national, provincial and local government) • Impact Assessment PALAMA Programmes (from induction to executive) • Contextual research to inform curriculum development • Develop framework: postgraduate qualifications for the Legislatures Capacity Building Programme • Strategic Environmental Scan of HRD Context in SA (investigate policy frameworks, the execution environment and strategic responses) • Comparison ‘Schools of Government’. Benchmarking exercise to Include level and accreditation of courses, qualifications, link to tertiary institutions, interplay between training and education • Leaderships development 1717

  18. Conclusion • The contribution PALAMA will make towards addressing scarce skills in the Public Service are on three spheres. • First, PALAMA will assist with providing training for managers and clerical and administrative officials. • Secondly, PALAMA will support training for professionals and technicians • Thirdly, PALAMA will align its training programmes with the priorities of government in terms of the National Development Plan 2030. 1818