About President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government Tamisemi
The establishment of the Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government is enshrined in the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania Articles 8 (1) 145 and 146 of 1977 and many other amendments that followed. In 1982 the Union Parliament passed the District Authorities Act No 7 (Cap 287) and the Urban Authorities Act No 8 (Cap 288). These two Acts gave mandate to the Minister responsible for Local Authorities to establish Local Authorities in Districts, Villages, Urban Areas, Townships and Mitaa.
FUNCTIONAL ROLE AND SCOPE:
PO-PSMGG’s role is to assist the Head of the Public Service (the Chief Secretary) in matters of personnel and administration pertaining to Public Service in the entire government system. According to the Government Notice No.144 of 2016 on Ministerial Responsibilities, the specific functions of PO- PSMGG embrace:
- Policies on Administrative, e Government, Public Service Housing, Archives and Records Management and Human Resource Management and their Implementation
- Administration of Public Service
- Performance Contracts
- Human Resources Development and Planning
- Payroll Management
- Public Service Ethics
- Management Services, Public Service Performance Improvement
- Establishment of Executive Agencies
- Retired State Leaders Services
- Coordination of Accountability and Transparency
- Public Sector Reforms
- Performance Improvement and Development of Human Resources under this office
- Extra-Ministerial Departments, Parastatal Organisations, Agencies, Programmes and Projects under this office.
The vision of PO-PSM reflects the broader poverty reduction development agenda of the Government as stipulated in the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP)
The vision of PO-PSM is therefore stated as follows:
To become a global institution of excellence enabling Public Service in delivering quality services thereby contributing to the achievement of high economic growth, reduction of poverty and better well – being of all Tanzanians by the year 2025
Its mission is:
To ensure that the Public Service is effectively and efficiently managed, through improved human resources management, systems and structures.
CORE VALUES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Pursuit of Excellence in Service: Public servants will strive to achieve the highest standards in their work and to actively seek opportunities to improve those standards.
Loyalty to Government: Public servants will loyally serve the duly elected Government of the day and will comply with the lawful instructions of their Ministers and managers.
Diligence to Duty: Public servants will attend regularly during their hours of duty and will devote themselves wholly to their work during this time.
Impartiality in Service: Public servants will not engage in political activities at the work place, nor allow their political views to influence the performance of their duties.
Integrity: Public servants will not seek or accept gifts, favors or inducements in the course of discharging their duties. They will not use public property or official time for their own private purposes.
Courtesy to All: Public servants will treat their clients and colleagues with courtesy. Public servants will regard themselves as servants of the Tanzanian people, and will be particularly considerate when dealing with vulnerable members of the public, such as the elderly, the poor, the sick and people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups in society.
Respect for the Law: Public servants will not commit any unlawful act in the course of their duties.
Proper use of Official Information: Public servants will not withhold information which the public has a right to know, nor information which is needed by Ministers or other public servants. They will not divulge or misuse official information which is confidential.