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pscThe Star reports that the Public Service Commission (PSC) has urged the government to urgently fill critical posts in various departments.  

Gauteng Commissioner Mike Seloane made the call last week when the PSC released a report on the state of human resources in the public service at national and provincial level for the period between 1 October 2017 and 31 December 2017.  According to the PSC, the public service had more than 1.3 million posts, of which more than 1.1 million were filled, while 148,775 (11.4%) were vacant.  “During the period October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, the vacancy rate at national level was 7.6% and the province with the highest vacancy rate was the Eastern Cape, with 23.4%,” Seloane indicated.  He reported that the highest vacancy rate of 76,918 posts (52%) was at administrative or operational level, while the second highest vacancy rate (47%) was at junior and middle management level.  Yet, the total number of appointments during the last quarter was higher than the total number of terminations across the public service.  Seloane also announced that the PSC had started looking at financial disclosure forms to determine the full disclosures of registrable interest and prevalence of conflict of interest among senior managers.  The process was due to be finalised by Saturday, 31 March 2018.

  • Read more of this report by Baldwin Ndaba in The Star of 28 March 2018

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