To contribute to job creation, CDWs identify and link unemployed youths to Government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) and Community Works Programme. Their functions include: The Public Service Commission (PSC) is tasked and empowered to, amongst others, investigate, monitor, and evaluate the organisation and administration of the Public Service.
This mandate also entails the evaluation of achievements, or lack thereof of Government programmes.
The Constitution mandates the commission to: To be effective, the Public Service has to develop a deeper understanding of the constitutional imperatives and Government mandate of providing a better life for the country’s citizens.
This would make it easier for Government to develop the necessary skills in its human capital to deal with the challenges faced by South Africans across the board.
A case management system allows officials to monitor the progress of cases to ensure that they are finalised speedily.
By 2014, an agreement was already in place with the National Prosecuting Authority to ensure that whistle-blowers were protected.The amendments also include banning all public servants from doing business with the Government.Cabinet and provinces have adopted a manual on procedures for recruiting, and/or retaining officials that resign. It plays a major policy role in establishing norms and standards for the Public Service, which ensure that service-delivery mechanisms, integrated systems and access, HR, institutional development and governance initiatives are responsive to the needs of citizens.This mandate has evolved over the years from transforming and modernising the Public Service through the development and implementation of policies and frameworks, to providing implementation support to ensure compliance, improve service delivery and strengthen monitoring and evaluation.The PSC also has an obligation to promote measures that would ensure effective and efficient performance within the Public Service and to promote values and principles of public administration as set out in the Constitution, throughout the Public Service.The PSC has an obligation to promote measures that will ensure effective and efficient performance within the Public Service and to promote values and principles of public administration, as set out in the Constitution, throughout the Public Service.The scheme’s key future priorities include: The CPSI was established to identify, support and nurture innovation in the public sector to improve service delivery.The CPSI works through partnerships with other departments and state-owned enterprises to, for example, enhance the productive capacity of visually impaired educators by providing data-card devices for them to access teaching material without the use of Braille.An effective, efficient and ethical Public Service is a central element in the building of a democratic developmental state as mandated by the NDP.Among other things, the Public Administration Management Bill prohibits public administration officials from conducting business with the State and officials in public administration are required to declare the financial and business interests of their immediate family members.