PSD sets the direction of human resource policy in the Civil Service, including the guiding principles and HR framework, while ministries have authority over the administration and management of HR functions. We work on policies in the areas of leadership and capability development, as well as rewards and recognition.
To build a first class Public Service, we need to attract, develop and retain talent. We play a key role in the management and development of the core talent pool in the Public Service, and the training and development of public officers.
Our HR practices are kept progressive, responsive and flexible and are guided by the following principles:
- Uphold public service core values of integrity, service and excellence – These values guide our processes of appointing, developing, assessing and rewarding officers. We want officers to perform their duties without compromising on the principles of meritocracy, incorruptibility and impartiality.
- Value people – Capable and dedicated people are key to an effective Service. We help our people realise their potential by understanding their strengths and weaknesses and helping them develop competencies relevant to their jobs. Value teamwork – We harness group synergies across organisations. Staff at different levels and with diverse abilities often come together to tackle challenges, solve problems and make proposals.
- Reward for performance – We provide timely and appropriate rewards to motivate staff for excellent performance.
- Leadership is key – We attract and retain a fair share of talent and groom them to assume key public sector leadership positions.
- Support national objectives – We take the lead in implementing and supportingnational employment policies. The Civil Service continues to tap on the strengths and skills of mature workers and works towards enhancing their employability.