This section was established to conduct research,analysis and evaluative studies aimed at improving Human Resource Policy Development process in the public service. This process ensures that relevant information is assembled before policies are formulated to ensure that policies are in line with the needs and priorities of the public service. The Unit was established as an institutional mechanism within DHRMD to initiate action response to human resource policy issues and other related matters that fall within the powers of the Department as mandated by the Public Service Act No. 19 of 1994. Suffice to say that DHRMD through the Unit is supposed to be proactive to human resource policy issues and requirements rather than being reactive to situations by conducting action-oriented research in emerging HR issues that should feed into public policies. Hence, the Policy Research Unit should actively take a long-term view of the HR function, how its operations are evolving globally and see value in supporting it by developing policies that should stand the test of the time.
The section exists "To provide Human Resource Policy research and development services."
In order to achieve the purpose, the section carnes out the following functions: