Labour and Public Service

Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts
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Hon Awut Deng Acuil
Minister

 
 

 

 

 

Hon Kwong Danhier Gatluak
Deputy Minister

 

Vision:

 

The vision of the ministry is founded in the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, Article 142 (1) which lays out the values by which the Public Service shall be governed. So our vision is to create of a Public Service that is able to provide impartial, quality and timely service to the Government and citizens of Southern Sudan. 

 

Mission:

 

The ministry’s mission is to establish and implement an effective legislative and policy framework to create and manage a responsive and inclusive Public Service and a private sector labour market able to respond to the needs of a modern economy. 

 

Functions:

 

The Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development performs the following functions and duties:

 

  1. Establish an inclusive, impartial, responsive and efficient Public Service for the Government of Southern Sudan;
  2. Manage the Public Service in a manner consistent with Southern Sudanese priorities, values and cost effective service delivery;
  3. Determine, in collaboration with relevant government ministries and institutions, organizational and structural changes needed to improve the efficiency, affordability and effectiveness of the Public Services and make recommendations to the Council of Ministers on such changes;
  4. Oversee the formulation, review and implementation of GoSS Public Service, Labour, and Pension Laws and Regulations for Southern Sudan;
  5. Undertake and oversee the appointment, conditions of service, promotion, discipline and termination of GoSS Public Service personnel;
  6. Establish and maintain a human resource database of the GoSS public service;
  7. Establish and manage the GoSS public service payroll;
  8. Prepare, vet and approve the proposed personnel budgets (works pay, salaries and allowances) of all ministries and public institutions of the GoSS in accordance with government policy and coordinate the same with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning;
  9. Develop policy and standard practice for GoSS filing systems and record keeping;
  10. Develop and execute as appropriate, a GoSS capacity building and training strategy for the public service through addressing and coordinating cross-cutting issues related to capacity building and training;
  11. Oversee and coordinate all training activities in the GoSS public service to ensure efficient and effective training programmes that meet identified needs are implemented;
  12. Safeguard the interests of employers and workers and protect workers from exploitation through the implementation of labour and employment laws and subordinate legislation;
  13. Establish and oversee arrangements for the reconciliation and redress of work-place disputes;
  14. Formulate regulations for and supervise the formation of all workers' trade unions;
  15. Oversee the operation of GoSS vocational training centres;
  16. Ensure the participation of women in the public service to the mandatory level stipulated in the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan;
  17. Provide technical assistance and other support to the States and local governments in order to enhance the performance of their public services;
  18. Regulate the employment of aliens and to issue work permits; and
  19. Manage the public service pension fund for the benefit of public servants. 

 

Structure:

 

The ministry is composed of the following departments:

 

  1. Administration and Finance
  2. Establishment and Personnel Management
  3. Capacity Building Unit
  4. Labour and Industrial Relations
  5. Pension and Social Insurance  

 

 

Projects and Programs: 

 

  1. Public Service Reforms
  2. Capacity Building
  3. Good Governance and Poverty Reduction
     

 

Publications and Documents:

 

 

The ministry prints and publishes the following:

 

  1. Public Service Mirror - July 2011
  2. Public Service Reform Implementation Framework Manual
  3. Guidelines for Public Sector Reform Management Structures
  4. Public Service Policy  Framework
  5. Strategic Plan (2008 - 2010)
  6. Public Service Guidelines and Regulations
  7. Public Service Manual
  8. Public Service Code of Conduct for Public Service of Southern Sudan
  9. Public Service Bill (2009)

 

 

Contacts:


Undersecretary, Ministry of Labour and Public Service
Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) - Juba

publicmirror2010@gmail.com

 

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Functions :: Structure :: Projects and Programs :: Publications and Documents :: Contacts

 

 

 

This article was updated on Aug 29, 2011