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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

43. Grading of posts


(1) This regulation does not apply to any job determined in terms of an OSD contemplated in regulation 42.


(2) An executive authority shall—
(a) determine the grade of a post to correspond with—
(i) the evaluation of the job by the Minister in terms of regulation 41(2)(d) on a date determined by the Minister;
(ii) jobs determined in terms of regulation 42; or
(iii) if the job was not so evaluated or determined by the Minister, the evaluation of the job by the executive authority in terms of regulation 41(3); and
(b) set the commencing salary of an employee on the minimum notch of the salary level attached to the relevant grade, unless a higher salary is awarded in terms of regulation 44.


(3) An executive authority shall set the salary of a permanent or temporary employee employed in a part-time capacity proportional to the salary of an equally graded full-time employee.


(4) If an executive authority intends to evaluate jobs or implement job evaluation results that will affect the grade of an occupation or the salary level within an occupation where such occupation is utilised by more than one department then he or she shall do so in consultation with the Minister and the Minister of Finance.