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


Public Service Regulations, 2016

Chapter 4 : Employment Matters

Part 1 : Creation of posts, job descriptions, job evaluation and job grading

39. Job descriptions, job titles, systems of occupational classification and remuneration and OSDs


(1) For each post or group of posts, an executive authority shall establish a job description and job title that indicate, with appropriate emphasis on service delivery—
(a) the main objectives, activities and functions of the post or posts in question; and
(b) the inherent requirements of the job.


(2) At least once every 60 calendar months, an executive authority shall review job descriptions and titles and, where necessary, redefine them to ensure that they remain appropriate and accurate.


(3) To assist an executive authority in designing a job and career path linked to a salary scale, the Minister shall determine—
(a) a system of remuneration for an occupational category, for which an OSD has not been determined; and
(b) an occupational classification system.


(4) An executive authority shall link all posts in his or her department as contained in a remuneration system as contemplated in subregulation (3)(a) to an occupation listed in the occupational classification system referred to in subregulation 3(b), except in the case of posts determined in terms of an OSD, in which case the classification indicated in the OSD shall be utilised.


(5) The Minister may determine norms and standards on the main objectives and inherent requirements of jobs or categories of jobs.