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


Public Service Regulations, 2016

Chapter 3 : Planning, Organisational Arrangements and Service Delivery

Part 1 : Planning and reporting

26. Human resource plan


(1) An executive authority shall prepare and implement a human resource plan for his or her department.


(2) When preparing a human resource plan for his or her department, an executive authority shall—
(a) assess the human resources necessary to perform his or her department's functions;
(b) assess existing human resources by race, gender, disability, age and any other relevant criteria;
(c) identify gaps between what is required under subregulation (2)(a) and what exists under subregulation(2)(b) and prioritise interventions to address the identified gaps;
(d) consider the employment equity plan contemplated in regulation 27; and
(e) consider the available budgeted funds, including funds for the remaining period of the relevant medium-term expenditure framework, for the recruitment, retention, utilisation and development of human resources according to the department's requirements; and
(f) take into account any other requirements as may be directed by the Minister.