Public Service Commission seeks applicant to sit on SRC

January 16, 2018 12:32 pm
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The public sector human resource agency, which is one of the 13 agencies with one slot on the SRC, is asking qualified Kenyans to submit their applications and supporting documents before February 6/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The Public Service Commission has invited suitable applicants to represent the PSC on the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

The public sector human resource agency, which is one of the 13 agencies with one slot on the SRC, is asking qualified Kenyans to submit their applications and supporting documents before February 6.

“For appointment to this position, a candidate must hold a degree from a university recognised in Kenya, have knowledge and at least 10 years experience in either finance and administration, public management, economics, human resource management and labour laws, meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and have had a distinguished career in their respective fields,” read the advertisement.

Names of all applicants and the interview schedule for those shortlisted shall be published on the PSC website at www.publicservice.go.ke.

The Parliamentary Service Commission and the Senate already set in motion the process of picking their representatives as per Article 230 of Constitution which allows them each a slot to represent the welfare of legislators and that of 47 County Governments.

The Constitution provides the SRC should consist of a Chairperson, one person each nominated by the Parliamentary Service Commission, Public Service Commission, Judicial Service Commission, National Police Service Commission, Teachers Service Commission the Defence Council and the Senate on behalf of the county governments.

Others are one person each nominated by an umbrella agency representing trade unions, an umbrella body representing employers and a joint forum of professional bodies, the Cabinet Secretary for Treasury, AG and CS for Public Service.

The SRC is one of the independent commissions established by the Constitution with the mandate to: set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all state officers and advise the National and County Governments on the remuneration and benefits of all other public officers.

The public wage bill agency recently renewed its love-hate relationship with public sector trade unions and Parliamentarians after it recommended the reduction or in some cases abolishment of their lucrative allowances.

Senior MPs in the 12th Parliament have vowed to pick ‘user friendly’ representatives at the helm of the agency in a bid to influence the reinstatement of their higher pay.

They have previously accused the previous Sarah Serem-chaired SRC of unfairly scrapping their Sh5 million car grant, Sh5,000 per committee sitting and House plenary allowances.

The SRC also reduced their salaries from Sh710,000 to Sh621,250.

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