Acting Minister of the Public Service and Administration, Mr TW Nxesi issued the Graduate Recruitment Scheme Framework for implementation across the public service.
In his written replies for oral question in the National Assembly, he said one of the objectives of the framework is to attract graduates to address skills shortages in scarce occupational areas of the service in line with the departmental Human Resource Plan.
“Therefore, the intention is to appoint these graduates on permanent basis, subject to successful completion of the programme.
The DPSA monitors implementation and compliance of the framework on annual basis.
“Government departments are required to submit reports on the implementation of the framework to the Director-General, as part of the Annual HRD Implementation Plans and Monitoring and Evaluation on 31 March of each year,” he said.
The DPSA encourage departments to dedicate 10% of the department`s vacant posts to recruit and retain graduates with potential, beyond the graduate development.