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Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No. 103 of 1994)

Chapter VII : Obligations, Rights and Privileges of Employees

32. Direction to perform other functions or to act in another post


(1) Subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, an executive authority or the head of a department may direct an employee under his or her control temporarily to perform any functions other than those ordinarily assigned to the employee or appropriate to his or her grade or post.


(a) An employee may be directed in writing to act in a post subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.
(b) Such acting appointment shall be made—
(i) in the case of the post of head of department, by the relevant executive authority;
(ii) in the case of any other post, by the employee occupying the post, unless otherwise determined by the head of department.


(3) The performance evaluation of the relevant employee shall take place with due regard to a direction in terms of subsection (1) or (2).


[Section 32 substituted by section 28 of Act No. 30 of 2007]