Each county shall in accordance with Article 235 of the Constitution, have its own public service to be known as county public service.
The county public service shall be headed by the County Secretary. The designation county public officer shall be restricted to an officer appointed by the county government. The established a County Public Service Board in each County, which shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal. It will be capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name.
The County Public Service Board shall comprise of:
(a) a chairperson nominated and appointed by the county governor with the approval of the county Assembly.
(b) not less than three but not more than five other members nominated and appointed by the county governor, with the approval of the county assembly.
(c) a certified public secretary of good professional standing nominated and appointed by the governor with the approval of the county assembly who shall be the secretary to the board.
The appointment of the members of the County Public Service Board shall be through a competitive process.
(a) The person satisfies the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
(b) He/she is not a state or public officer.
(c) In the case of chairperson or vice- chairperson possesses a minimum qualification of a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university and working experience of not less than ten years.
(d) In the case of any other members: possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, working experience of not less than five years, a professional demonstrating absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
A member of the Board shall hold office for a non-renewable term of six years and may serve on a part-time basis.
(a) To provide for evaluation and reporting on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution are complied with in the county public service.
(b) To provide for the organization, staffing and functioning of the county public service in ways that ensure efficient, quality and productive services for the people of the county.
(c) To provide for institutions, systems and mechanisms for human resource utilization and development in a manner that best enhances service delivery by county public service institutions.
(d) To provide a framework of uniform norms and standards to be applied in all counties in respect of: (i) establishment and abolition of offices in the county public service. (ii) appointment of persons to hold or act in those offices. (iii) confirming appointments or (iv) exercising disciplinary control over and removal of persons holding or acting in those offices.
(e) To provide for the promotion of the values and principles set out in the Constitution in the county public service.
(f) To provide for human resource management and career development practices.
(g) To address staff shortages and barriers to staff mobility between counties.
(h) To provide for standards to promote ethical conduct and professionalism in county public service.
(i) To provide for the establishment of County Public Service Boards.
(j) To make further provisions relating to appeals in respect of County Governments’ Public service.