Assessment of the HRD Practices in the Public Service

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Public Service Commission June 2011 Assessment of the Human Resource Development Practices in the Public Service Custodian of Good Governance
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Vision The Public Service Commission is an independent and impartial body created by the Constitution, 1996, to ehance excellence in governance within the Public Service by promoting a professional and ethical environment and adding value to a public administration that is accountable, equitable, efficient, effective, corruption free and responsive to the needs of the people of South Africa. The Public Service Commission aims to promote the constitutionally enshrined democratic principles and values of the Public Service by investigating, monitoring, evaluating, communicating and reporting on public administration. Through research processes, it will ensure the promotion of excellence in governance and the delivery of affordable and sustainable quality services. Mission
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Custodian of Good Governance i Assessment of the Human Resource Development Practices in the Public Service Published in the Republic of South Africa by: THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC) Commssion House Cnr. Hamilton & Ziervogel Streets Arcadia, 0083 Private Bag X121 Pretoria, 0001 Tel. (012) 352-1000 Fax (012) 325-8382 Website. www.psc.gov.za National Anti-Corruption Hotline Number for the Public Service: 0800 701 701 (Toll-Free) Compiled by Branch: Monitoring and Evaluation Distributed by Directorate: Communication and Information Services Printed by: Okusha Designs cc ISBN: 978-0-621-40459-3 RP: 268/2011
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Foreword ii Human resources (employees) are an integral element to the functioning of any organization, yet enjoy a backwater status, and are not taken seriously at all levels. Managing to harness the potential of individuals, each with their own needs, views and opinions, means that one must manage this resource with due sensitivity to providing constant stimulation and satisfaction.This means organizing the work in such a manner that it inspires and promotes intrinsic motivation, rather than work that takes place only when there is supervision or instruction. Such a task of growing, motivating and improving individual skills, training and development needs remains one of the most challenging aspects facing an organization. Due to such challenges it is critical for organisations to implement credible Human Resource Development (HRD) interventions. To assist departments with training and development the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) developed the initial Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) for the Public Service (2002 - 2006). However it soon became evident that many challenges in both service delivery and human resource development necessitated a review of the HRDS 2002-2006 and this was undertaken by the DPSA in 2007. The Human Resource Strategic Framework Vision 2015 was launched in 2008 and the revised edition of the strategy aims to transform the Public Service through its people as initially intended in 2002.
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