The National Assembly Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security in collaboration with the Public Service Commission is developing a new legal framework to provide for uniform norms and standards for management of human resource in the entire public service.
The Commission held a strategic policy working retreat on the Draft Public Service Human Resource Management Bill with members of the Committee led by their Chairman Paul Koinange at Prideinn Paradise Resort Mombasa on Thursday 11th February 2021.
Speaking during the opening session of the retreat, PSC vice chairperson Charity Kisotu expressed optimism that the draft bill will be passed by the national assembly soon in order to correct the disjointed application of human resource management practices in the public service.
“The envisaged law will guide effective management of human resource in the public sector considering that currently the management of human resource in the public sector is guided by various legislations, regulations and policies developed by different entities at national and county government levels,” said Ms Kisotu.
PSC directors Jackline Manani and Joan Machayo took participants through various provisions of the draft bill.
Mr Koinange said his committee will engage other stakeholders through public participation forums before the bill is presented to the National Assembly for consideration and enactment.
Among those in attendance were PSC commissioners Mary Mwiandi, Reuben Chirchir, Patrick Wamoto, Joyce Nyabuti, Salma Ahmed, Joan Otieno and Andrew Muriuki, CEO Simon Rotich and deputy Commission Secretary Jane Chege.
Members of parliament present were Fatuma Gedi, Josphat Wachira, Swarup Mishra, Oku Kaunya, Makali Mulu, Peter Masara, William Chepkut, Jeremiah Lomurukal, Abdie Shurie and Marselino Arbelle.