Public Service Commission Chief Executive Officer Dr Alice Otwala has assured Parliament of the Commission’s support in strengthening its human resource and organizational systems.
She told newly appointed commissioners of the Parliamentary Service Commission during their induction retreat at English Point Marina Hotel in Mombasa on Saturday that PSC sets the standards for best practice in human resource and organizational management in the public service and encourages other organizations to benchmark using the policy manuals that the commission has developed.
Dr Otwala who is also the Secretary to the PSC board took the commissioners through the recruitment, promotion and discipline procedures in the public service which have been developed with hindsight gained from the many years that the Commission has been involved in managing the human resource function.
“PSC is ready and willing to assist Parliament to critique and evaluate its human resource and organizational systems whenever invited,” said Dr Otwala.
The three day retreat began on15th to 18th March 2018 and brought together commissioners and senior parliamentary staff led by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.
Others in the ten-member Commission include MPs Dr Naomi Shaban who is also the vice chairperson, Adan Keynan, Aisha Jumwa, and Ben Momanyi, senators George Khaniri, Beth Mugo and Aaron Cheruiyot, Dr Lorna Mumelo and the Clerk of the Senate who is also the Secretary to the Commission Mr Jeremiah Nyegenye.
The role of the Parliamentary Service Commission is to provide services and facilities to ensure the efficient and effective running of Parliament, undertake programs to promote the ideals of parliamentary democracy, and perform functions necessary for the well-being of members and staff of Parliament.
The theme of the induction was “Understanding the mandate of the Parliamentary Service Commission: Towards an efficient and effective fifth Commission”.
The induction was also addressed by the CEO/Secretary Ethics and Anti-Corruption Authority Mr Halake Waqo on corporate governance, ethics and integrity for parliament while the Senior Assistant Director of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr George Kwanya gave a presentation on protocol, etiquette and effective communication for Parliamentary Service Commissioners.