Proposed Legislative Amendments for Professionalization of Public Service

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This presentation outlines proposed legislative reforms to enhance the professionalization of the public service in South Africa. Key areas targeted include managing the political-administrative interface, training and development of employees, promoting ethical conduct, and more. Priority legislative reforms include the Public Service Amendment Bill and the Public Administration Management Amendment Bill for the 2023/2024 fiscal year. Targets are set for the review of regulations, determinations, and directives by specific dates to improve the overall capability and ethical standards of the public service.


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Proposed Legislative Amendments for Professionalization of Public Service

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  1. PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE FRAMEWORK TOWARDS THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE Department of Public Service and Administration Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service 1

  2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE 2 Areas for legislative reforms in the context of the Professionalisation Framework Proposed Legislative Reforms The Public Service Amendment Bill, 2023 The Public Administration Management Amendment Bill, 2023 Review of Regulations, Determinations and Directives issued in terms of the Public Service Act Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service

  3. AREAS FOR LEGISLATIVE REFORMS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PROFESSIONALISATION FRAMEWORK The DPSA is focused on the following areas emanating from the Professionalisation Framework- (a) Managing the political-administrative interface between the Executive and HODs; (b) The creation of a head of the public service; (c) Training and development of employees to ensure a competent and suitably skilled workforce; (d) Ensuring the mobility of staff to deploy skills where they are required; (e) Promoting ethical conduct and ensuring the removal of conflict of interest; (f) Performance management and discipline of public servants; (g) Role and terms and conditions of employment of special advisers; 3 Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service

  4. PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE REFORMS The DPSA has prioritised the following legislative reforms for the 2023/2024 FY- The Public Service Amendment Bill and the Public Administration Management Amendment Bill were submitted to Parliament on 31 March 2023 and it is envisaged to be processed through Parliament by 31 March 2024; The Public Service Regulations, 2016- Target Date 1 October 2023; All Determinations and Directives issued in terms of the Public Service Act are being reviewed- Target 31 March 2024. 4 Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service

  5. PUBLIC SERVICE AMENDMENT BILL, 2023 The Public Service Amendment Bill provides- for certain administrative powers to be vested with heads of department while strategic powers must reside with executive authorities; that the Director-General in the Presidency will be the Head of the Public Administration to provide co- ordination between the spheres of government and support the President; a prohibition for a head of department and employees directly reporting to the head of department from holding an office of authority in a political party. 5 Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service

  6. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT BILL, 2023 The Public Administration Management Amendment Bill provides for- the transfer of employees between the public service and municipalities and between municipalities with consent to ensure the mobility of employees across the spheres of government where human resource deficiencies exist or where operational requirements necessitate; clarification on the prohibition of doing business with the State; to clarify and augment the powers of the NSG to be a training facility that caters for the education and training of employees which is tailored to creating a cadre of professional public servants thereby ensuring a capable public administration; the imposition of a 12 month coolingoff period for employees involved in the procurement of services of service providers. 6 Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service

  7. REVIEW OF REGULATIONS, DETERMINATIONS AND DIRECTIVES ISSUED IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE ACT The review will include the following- Review of the minimum entry requirements for the SMS; The Competency Assessment Tools for Managers; The Training and Development Determinations and Directives dealing with Graduate/ Internship programmes, orientation and induction programmes and the Revolving Door Policy; The Special Adviser Dispensation; Discipline Management processes; PMDS processes; Ensuring merit-based recruitment practices that are inclusive and transparent. 7 Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service

  8. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Growing South Africa together for a capable and ethical Public Service 8

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