County Assembly committee on Appointments is in its final preparations for the vetting of County Public Service Board (CPSB) nominees for the positions of the chairperson and member to the board.
The board is composed of seven members.
In a consultative meeting on Friday, committee members assured the public that the vetting will be free and fair and that the process will be in accordance with the law.
Hon. Phaustine Werimo (acting chairperson) urged Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to support the vetting process as it is one of their mandates.
The vetting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 27th June, 2019.
Once the nominees are approved, the Governor will formally appoints them before taking oath of office as new board members. They will then elect the board’s  vice – chairperson.
The term of the outgoing board has come to an end after serving for a period  of six years.
The Ag. Clerk, Mr. Laban Atemba said there will be a mock vetting process on Tuesday 25th June, 2019 as a way of perfecting for the material day.
The County Public Service Board (CPSB) is charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing human resource policies and framework for the County Government in line with the relevant laws.
The CPSB handles all human resource issues in the county and consists of a chairperson and other members nominated by the Governor, approved by the County assembly.
 Membership of the CPSB should be not less than three but not more than five other members nominated and appointed by the Governor, with the approval of the County Assembly; and a certified public secretary of good professional standing nominated and appointed by the Governor, with the approval of the County Assembly, who is the secretary to the board.
Functions of the County Public Service Board
  • Establishing and abolishing offices in the county public service.
  • Appointing persons to hold or act in offices of the county public service.
  • Exercising disciplinary control over, and removal of persons holding or acting in public service offices.
  • Promoting in the county public service the values and principles of governance and public service.
  • Evaluating and reporting on the extent to which the values and principles of governance and public service are complied with in the county public service and delivering a report each December to the County Assembly.
  • Facilitating the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in counties.
  • Advising the County Government on human resource management and development.
  • Advising the County Government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in counties.
Matters to Consider on Appointments
In selecting candidates for appointment, the County Public Service Board is expected to consider;
  • The standards, values and principles set out in Articles 10 (values and principles of governance, 27 (4) (freedom from discrimination) 56 (c) (Minorities and marginalized groups are provided special opportunities for access to employment (and 232 (1) (values and principles of public service) of the Constitution.
  • The prescribed qualifications for holding or acting in the office.
  • The experience and achievements attained by the candidate.
  • The conduct of the candidate in view of any relevant code of conduct, ethics and integrity
  • The need to ensure that at least thirty (30) percent of the vacant posts at entry level are filled by candidates who are not from the dominant ethnic community in the county.
  • The need for open and transparent recruitment of public servants.
  • Individual performance.

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