Public Service Commission held another stakeholder validation workshop on the draft PSC Regulations, this time with state corporations and public universities to seek their views on the proposals. The workshop was held at Kenyatta International Conference Center in Nairobi on 27th March 2018 in fulfilment of the public participation requirement of the Constitution.
It brought together chairpersons and CEOs of boards as well as vice chancellors and other top officials of state corporations and public universities.
Once approved, the new regulations will replace the current ones that were gazetted in 2005 and operationalize the Public Service Commission Act 2017. The forum was organized by the State Corporations Advisory Committee that oversights state corporations including public universities and officially opened by PSC acting chairperson Amb. Peter ole Nkuraiyia.
Participants were taken through presentations on establishment and abolition of offices in the public service, appointments, conditions and terms of service, disciplinary control, promotion of values and principles of public service, and public service efficiency among other topics.
The first stakeholder validation workshop was held in February this year at Kenya School of Government with participation from ministries, professional bodies, unions, independent offices and commissions among other institutions.
Amb. Nkuraiyia said the new regulations will apply to all public institutions and all persons holding or acting in an office in a public body except those that are exempted from the jurisdiction of the Commission by the constitution. He said the Commission will consolidate all the stakeholder views into a final document that will be forwarded to the Attorney General and Parliament.
“I am confident that Parliamentarians will approve the regulations as soon as they are tabled before them,” said Amb. Nkuraiyia.
The workshop was also addressed by PSC Chief Executive Officer Dr Alice Otwala and the Secretary of the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) Jane Mugambi. Also present were Commissioners Titus Ndambuki and Catherine Omweno.