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General employment practices

General employment practices

Policy
19 September 2017 Determination and Directive on the Performance Management and Development System for employees other than members of the SMS
7 June 2017 Assessment mechanisms used for the selection of Non-SMS members for appointment
4 April 2017 Advertising of posts in the public service vacancy circular
14 March 2017 Reminder to submit the departmental assessment on the ability of Human Resource components to assist their departments to achieve service delivery goals

Note: Please refer to Circular dated 25 November 2009 below for more information.


6 July 2016 Application of Section 198B of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 to employees employed in terms of the Public Service Act, 1994
24 May 2016 Recruitment advertising in Vuk'uzezele government newspaper
29 February 2016 Reminder to submit the departmental assessment on the ability of Human Resource components to assist their departments to achieve service delivery goals
25 January 2016 Issuing of the Public Service Vacancy Circular during 2016
8 June 2015 Reducing the recruitment period and the vacancy rate in the public service
20 April 2015 Reminder to submit the departmental assessment on the ability of Human Resource components to assist their departments to achieve service delivery goals

Note: Please refer to Circular dated 25 November 2009 below for more information.


26 July 2015 Public Service Vacancy Circular Minute - Year Programme 2015
14 July 2014 Reduce the recruitment period and the vacancy rate in the public service
26 July 2013 Withdrawal of the prescribed certificate of service (Form Z17) and implementation of amended certificate of service
16 January 2013 Recognition of the National certificate (Vocational) for employment purposes
14 May 2012 Strategy to reduce the recruitment period and the vacancy rate in the public service
27 June 2011 Strategy to reduce the recruitment period and the vacancy rate in the public service
23 May 2011Directive and determination on the utilisation of foreign nationals to address human resource and skills needs in the public service
15 April 2011 Draft guide on the practice of career management in the public service
2 February 2010Workshop: Review recruitment in the public service
8 December 2009 Directive and determination on the utilisation of foreign nationals to address human resource and skills needs in the public service
26 November 2009Interventions to improve the human resource management function in the public service: A manual for use by departments
25 November 2009 Assessing the ability of departmental human resource components to assist their departments to achieve service delivery goals
6 October 2009Policy on the secondment of employees
7 July 2009 Questionnaire on the advertising of vacancies in the public service and the utilisation and contents of the application for employment form (Form z83)
18 May 2009Meeting of the steering committees on Human Resource Management and Development
9 April 2009 Utilisation of Public Service Act-Employees as voting or counting officers in terms of the Electoral Act, 1998
23 March 2009Circular on public service employees as candidates in elections
15 August 2008Joint meeting of the steering committees on Human Resource Management & Development with National Departments and Provincial administrations; 17, 18 and 19 September 2008
6 August 2008Interventions to improve the Human Resource Management function in the public service
11 February 2008Implementation of Resolution 1 of 2007: Time Frames for the advertising and filling of funded vacant posts
15 January 2008Ministerial Directive to Institutionalise the practice of exit interviews in the Public Service
23 November 2007Implementation of the National Vetting strategy in the Public Service

Note: see also the Job-Evaluation circular below,

7 May 2007Investigating into the reasons for terminations in the Public Service, reviewing amongst others the practice of exit reviews
24 April 2007EPMDS - Employee performance management and development system
27 February 2007Amendment of the Public Service Regulations, 2001 by the insertion in Chapter 1 of Regulation VII B.3.2 - The re-appointment of former employees
9 February 2007Interim arrangements regarding the secondment of South African public service employees to multilateral organisations
21 February 2006EPMDS - Employee performance management and development system

Please see circular above dated 24 April 2007 regarding the updated EPMDS
7 October 2005Participation of public service act employees in the forthcoming municipal elections
12 March 2004Participating of Public Service employees as candidates in the 2004 elections and position of non elected former employees
14 January 2004Participation of public servants in elections for the national assembly or provincial legislatures
23 May 2003IPMDS - Integrated performance management and development system for voluntary use in the public service.
"The simplified EPMDS which the MPSA has approved to replace the IPMDS can be viewed above, dated 21 February 2006
5 April 2003Assisting the independent electoral commission in the forthcoming general elections
19 September 2002Rigid requirements stated in advertisements
20 August 2002Advertising and filling of vacancies during the period of the transformation and restructuring of the public service
2 August 2002Advertising and filling of vacancies during the period of the transformation and restructuring of the public service

Middle Management Services
13 February 2006Competency framework for middle managers on salary levels 11 & 12
18 July 2005Draft middle management competency dictionary

Non-RSA citizens
31 May 2001Employment of non-RSA citizens in the Public Service
22 June 1998Appointment of non-citizens in the Public Service

Routine enquiries
9 November 2007Public Service vacancy circular minute - 2008
23 April 2004Arrangements concerning the placement of advertisements in the public service vacancy circular

Other documents

Reports
31 May 2001The state of performance management in the public service

Guides
8 August 2006Managing Staff Retention : An Information Guide for Government Departments

A plain language document that explains the concept retention in more detail and is meant to be an information source for both line managers and human resource practitioners


  • Information Guide
  • 11 May 2006Guidelines on Integrated Human Resource Planning in the Public Service

    The purpose of these guidelines is to assist departments in conducting integrated human resource planning as contemplated in Part IIID of Chapter 1 of the Public Service Regulations, 2001.

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