The Public Service Week is an integral part of the Batho Pele Revitalisation strategy which seeks to instil and rebuild good ethics, morale and pride in public servants’ endeavours to translate the people’s contract into reality through the provision of quality services that respond to the needs of the citizens.
The week promotes inter-governmental relations by encouraging integrated approaches in rendering public services to effectively utilise limited government resources for improved results. The platform further affords senior managers like Heads of Departments (HOD), Directors-General (DG) and political principals an opportunity to engage with frontline staff and citizens to get a first-hand understanding of what transpires at different service delivery points.
The purpose of Public Service Week is to achieve;
- Increased knowledge on progress made, emerging trends and mechanisms in advancing the notion of good governance.
- Introduction and Promotion of the MPSA conversation and dialogue with the public servants on the philosophy of “My Public Servant, My Future”.
- Learning and sharing about concrete e-government solutions to complex public administration and governance challenges.
- Renewed inspiration and commitment to deliver sustainable quality services to all South Africans by working together to co-create a better future for all.
2011 Public Service Week
The theme of 2011 was: Transformative leadership in Public Administration and Governance: Creating a better future for all.
Furthermore, the Minister for Public Service and Administration declared the month of September as Public Service Month which covered various strategic programmes across the public service, including:
- GovTech Conference, that took place from 11 to 14 September 2011
- Public Service Week, that took place from 19 to 23 September 2011. This included the Senior Management Service Conference that took place from 21 to 22 September 2011 at the Velmore Conference Centre.
- Public Service Trainers Forum, that took place from 26 to 30 September 2011, that was co-hosted by the Free State Province.