Public Service Commission (PSC)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X121, Pretoria, 0001
Physical Public Service Commission House, Office Park Block B, 536 Francis Baard Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel 012 352 1000


The Public Service Commission (PSC) was established in terms of Section 196 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The PSC is supported by the Office of the Public Service Commission (OPSC), headed by the Director-General who is the Accounting Officer.

The mission of the PSC is to promote the constitutionally enshrined democratic principles and values of the public service by investigating, researching, monitoring, evaluating, communicating and reporting on public administration.

The Commission's functions are to: promote the constitutionally prescribed values and principles governing public administration in the public service; investigate, monitor and evaluate the organisation and administration, and the personnel practices, of the public service; propose measures to ensure effective and efficient performance within the public service; give directions aimed at ensuring that personnel procedures relating to recruitment, transfers, promotions and dismissals comply with the constitutionally prescribed values and principles; report in respect of its activities and the performance of its functions, including any finding it may make and directions and advice it may give, and provide an evaluation of the extent to which the constitutionally prescribed values and principles are complied with; either of its own accord or on receipt of any complaint, investigate and evaluate the application of personnel and public administration practices, and report to the relevant executive authority and legislature; investigate grievances of employees in the public service concerning official acts or omissions, and recommend appropriate remedies; monitor and investigate adherence to applicable procedures in the public service; and advise national and provincial organs of state regarding personnel practices in the public service, including those relating to the recruitment, appointment, transfer, discharge and other aspects of the careers of employees in the public service.

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