History

  • The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948;
  • Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments;
  • At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission;
  • Independence Constitution had Regional PSC’s but abolished in 1964 following constitutional amendments;
  • It is the oldest Constitutional Commission and its mandate has expanded over the years.
  • The Commission then constituted of a chairman, a deputy chairman and fifteen members all appointed by the President.
  • The Commission, since then, has handled matters of human resource management in the public service especially the civil service and local authorities.
  • Constitution of Kenya, 2010 promulgated on 27th August 2010 reconstituted the Commission with a redefined and expanded mandate and a lean membership.

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Mission

missionhouseTo Transform the Public Service for Efficient and Effective Service Delivery.

Vision

missionhouseA Citizen-Centric Public Service.

Core Values

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  • Citizen Focus
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

Contact Us

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Commission House, Harambee Avenue

P. O. Box 30095-0100, Nairobi,

Telephone: 254 20 2223901, 254 20 2227471,

Fax No 254 20 214791,

Call Centre: 020 4865000

Website: www.publicservice.go.ke,

E-mail: psck@publicservice.go.ke

Facebook page: Public Service Commission of Kenya

Twitter: @PSCKenya

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