Govt staff recruitment faces major change

A government directive aimed at stopping its institutions from recruiting staff directly from the labour market has been put into force. The institutions will now outsource the required employees from the newly formed Public Service Commission (PSC).
Angélina Muganza.
Angélina Muganza.

A government directive aimed at stopping its institutions from recruiting staff directly from the labour market has been put into force. The institutions will now outsource the required employees from the newly formed Public Service Commission (PSC).

“The revised recruitment process as prescribed by the 2007 Law which established that the Public Service Commission will ensure the merit of such staff,” said Angélina Muganza, the Executive Secretary of PSC. She stressed that the government was committed to its reform agenda of employing competent staff.

Asked who will be in charge of designing job requirements for each post, Muganza attributed the task to the Ministry of Public Service and Labour.

And added that the Ministry will set such job specifications, while the commission will be responsible to outsource, examine and select competent person for the job.

The level of recruitment across different sectors in the country since the public service reform in the last three years has reflected changes in the job market.

Some, such as private institutions have been expanding their job opportunities, while government institutions especially local administrations have cut back theirs.

Muganza said that one reason for introducing new changes in the recruitment process is to make sure graduates get jobs they merit.

She explained that every government institution in need of staff for particular posts will only write to the PSC requesting for them.

Then her commission will then search for the best candidate among a list of applicants for the listed vacancies.

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