“A responsive and performance driven county public service board”.
“To attract, retain, and transform County Public Service for improved service delivery”.
“Let’s work together”
Core values (TRIPE)
- Equity and fairness
The County Public Service Board
The Kisumu County Public Service Board was appointed on 24th April 2019 in accordance with Sections 56 and 57 of the County Governments Act which provides the framework of uniform standards and norms as stipulated in Article 235(1) of the Kenyan Constitution.
The public Service Board is accountable to the County Assembly and must make an annual report to the County Assembly on its activities and performance. The Board is however independent in its operations and is required by the constitution to exercise its powers and to perform its functions without fear, favor, or prejudice.
The Board has seven members appointed in line with the County Governments Act which
stipulates that the Public Service Board shall consist of:
(a) A chairperson nominated and appointed by the county governor with the approval of
the county assembly;
(b) Not less than three but not more than five other members nominated and appointed by
the county governor, with the approval of the county assembly; and
(c) A certified public secretary of good professional standing nominated and appointed by
the governor, who shall be the secretary to the board.
The members of the Board hold office for a non-renewable term of six years and may serve on a part-time basis (Section 58(4) of the County Governments Act). The PSB is accountable to the County Assembly and must report to it annually.
Functions of the Board
The Board derives its mandate from Section 59 (1) of the County Governments’ Act, 2012 which states that the Board shall:
- Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.
- Appoint persons to hold or act in offices of the County Public Service including in the Boards of cities and urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments.
- Exercise disciplinary control over, and remove, persons, holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this Part.
- Prepare regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board.
- Promote the National and Public Service Values and Principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 in the County.
- Evaluate and report to the County Assembly on the extent to which the Values and Principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 are compiled within the County public service.
- Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the County.
- Advise the County Government on human resource management and development.
- Advise County Government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the County.
- Make recommendations to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, on behalf of the County Government, on the remuneration, pensions, and gratuities for County public service employees.