Efficiency, Accountability and Integrity

The Functions

Section 4 of the Public Services Commission Act (1994) Act 482 provides that the functions of the Commission are;

  1. to advise Government on the criteria for appointment to public offices as well as persons to hold or act in public offices;
  2. to promote efficiency, accountability and integrity in the Public Services;
  3. to prescribe appropriate systems and procedures for the management of personnel records within the Public Services;
  4. to identify, explore and promote the recruitment of suitable personnel into the Public Services acting in collaboration with educational authorities;
  5. to undertake planning of manpower requirements of the Public Services using data from the educational institutions and other sources;
  6. to improve recruitment policies and techniques by introducing modern methods of judging suitability of officers;
  7. to conduct examinations and interviews for appointment to posts and for promotions in the Public Service or within public corporations to ensure uniformity of standards of selection and qualifications;
  8. to review the organization, structure and manpower requirements of agencies and bodies in the Public Services and advise Government on such manpower rationalization as may be necessary for maximum utilization of human resources in the Public Services;
  9. to oversee the human resources development activities of the Public Services organizations to ensure career planning and career development in the Public Services;
  10. to conduct, in collaboration with training institutions, personnel research into human resources management in the Public Services in order to improve personnel practices and their utilization in the Public Services;
  11. to perform any other duties assigned to it under the Constitution or any other enactment.