The Department derives its mandate from the Public Service Act No. 19 of 1994. Section 18 – 20 establishes the post of the Secretary for Human Resource Management and Development and the Department’s mandate is “to administer the provisions of the Act and the administration and management of the public service on behalf of the Chief Secretary to the Government.”


A high quality and results-oriented Public Service


To foster and sustain a high quality and result-oriented, accountable and transparent Public Service through systematic development and implementation of equitable, sound human and institutional resource management policies, strategies, practices and systems in order to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.

Core Values

The following core values are the guiding principles that every one of us in the Department must follow as we perform our duties:

  • Professionalism: We shall discharge our duties with a high degree of integrity in keeping with ethical standards
  • Creativity: We shall encourage responsible risk-taking and innovation
  • Transparency and Accountability: We shall discharge our services in an open manner and shall be accountable for our actions
  • Networking: We believe in shared stewardship and responsibility and the importance of working with other stakeholders in order to achieve our Vision
  • Discipline: We shall discharge our duties with utmost trust and integrity
  • Adaptive and Dynamic: We are committed to be responsive to changing needs and circumstances in order to provide a better service to the expectations of our customers and stakeholders

Core Functions

In order to achieve its mandate, vision and mission, and the resultant strategic outcomes and targets, outputs and annual outputs targets, the Department is organized three Divisions and undertakes the following functions:

  • The provision of Human Resource Management Services
  • The provision of Management Services
  • The provision of Administration and Management Services

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