The Public Service Commission (PSC) Under the State Services Decree 2009, No. 6 as the Central Agency, is Responsible for the Effective Management and Development of Human Resources; Organizational and Systems Management and the Continuous Improvement of Public Services.
In Accordance with Decree No. 6 Subsections 2, 3, 4 and 5, the Public Service Commission has the Following Functions:
(a) To Make Appointments to Public Officers;
(b) To Remove Persons from Public Officers;
(c) To Take Disciplinary Action Against Holders of Public Officers
In Addition to Decree No. 6, the Public Service Commission has the Following Statutory Functions:
(a) To consider and Report to the Government on Public Service Issues;
(b) To Promote and Uphold the Public Service Values and the Public Service Code of Conduct, and to Monitor and Evaluate:-
the Extent to which Ministries, Departments and Parliamentary Bodies have Adopted the Public Service Values;
the Extent to which the Structure of the Public Service Supports the Public Service Values;
the Adequacy of the Systems and Procedures in Ministries/ Departments and Parliamentary Bodies for Ensuring Compliance with the Public Service Code of Conduct
(c) Develop, Promote, Review and Evaluate Public Service Employment Policies and Practices
(d) To Facilitate Continuous Improvement in Human Resources Management in the Public Service;
(e) To Provide or Facilitate Training and Career Development for the Public Service (Including Public Service Examinations) and to Coordinate and Support Service-Wide Training and Career Development Opportunities in the Public Service in so Far as those Functions are not Performed by Some Other Body;
(f) To Contribute to, and Foster Leadership in the Public Service;
(g) To Review, and Advice the Government, on the Structure, Size and Composition of the Public Service, Including the Creation, Amalgamation and Abolition of Ministries and Departments, the Functions of Departments, and Staffing Levels in Ministries;
(h) To Perform in Relation to Employees the Functions of an Employer Including but not Limited to the Classification of Employee:-
(i) To Ensure that Adequate Office Accommodation is Provided for the Public Service;
(j) To Supervise Physical Working Conditions in the Public Service as Required;
(k) If Requested to Provide Advice and Assistance to Ministries; Departments and Other Service Commissions in Relation to Public Service Issues; and
(l) To Perform Any Other Functions Given to the Commission by or Under the Act of any Other Written Law.
The Public Service Commission is Responsible for the Employment of Civil Servants and Implementation of Disciplinary Measures Aimed at Ensuring the Integrity and Efficiency of the Civil Service.
It is accountable to the Government for the Promotion of Public Service Values and the Public Service Code of Conduct. It is also Responsible for Promoting Continuous Improvement Across the Civil Service Including the Performance Management System that Encompasses the Monitoring of the Core Deliverables of the Permanent Secretaries.
The Public Service Provides Secretariat Support to the Disciplinary Tribunal Which is Intended to help PSC speed up Disciplinary Processes. In Addition Similar Support is Provided to the Public Service Commission.