Verification of Government Senior Managers qualifications


Tebogo Msimanga |

The Minister for the Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Ayanda Dlodlo, reiterated that the DPSA will continue to monitor the capturing of data on qualifications of Senior Managers and such analysis will inform a decision if any further investigations are warranted.

Dlodlo said at this stage there is no need identified to conduct an investigation into how the Senior Managers who were identified as not meeting minimum qualifications requirements were recruited and employed in government.

“This is partly because some of the Senior Management System (SMS) members who were identified as not meeting minimum qualifications requirements became senior managers before the 2016 Public Service Regulations was instituted, as such, they were compliant at the time of their joining the SMS.”

The DPSA conducted an audit of Personal and Salary System (Persal) and found that departments have not been updating the qualifications of public servants especially when they improve their qualifications after being employed.

“A number of departments and government components that updated the qualification information of staff resulted in a 10% improvement recorded, however, not all departments have updated their information and the DPSA will therefore send a reminder with a deadline of end January 2022.”

Minister Dlodlo stressed that she is convinced that the number of qualifications that are not compliant will decrease once the verification is completed.

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