Functions and Powers of the County Public Service Board:

  • Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service;
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in Offices of the County Public Service including in the Boards of cities and Urban areas within the County and to confirm appointments;

  • Exercise disciplinary control over, and remove, persons holding or acting in those offices;
  • Prepare regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board;
  • Promote in the County Public Service the Values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232;
  • Evaluate and report to the County Assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Article 10 and 232 and compiled with in the County Public Service;
  • Facilitate the Development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in counties;
  • Advise the County government on human resource management system and development;
  • Advise County government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in counties;
  • Make recommendations to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, on behalf of the County Government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for County Public Service employees

Powers of the County Public Service Board to enforce Values and Principles:

  • Inform and educate county public officers and the public about the values and principles
  • Recommend to the county government effective measures to promote the values and principles
  • Assist county government in the formulation and implementation of programmes intended to inculcate in public officers the duty to uphold the values and principles
  • Advise the county governments on their obligations under international treaties and conventions on good governance in the county public service
  • Visit any county public office or body with a view to assessing and inspecting the status of compliance with the values and principles
  • Investigate, on its own initiative or upon a complaint made by any person or group of persons, the violation of any values and principles
  • Recommend to the relevant lawful authority, any necessary action in view of the violation of the values and principles by any person or public body
  • Co-operate with other institutions working in the field of good governance in the public service; and
    Perform any other functions as the Board considers necessary for the promotion of the values