Department Overview

To provide Administrative and Human Resource support to departments aimed at improving service delivery and ensuring compliance with prescriptions. To ensure that the strategic objectives of the municipality are achieved whilst complying with all legal provisi ons Description of activity.

To create an enriching working environment where the optimum of employee capabilities is received as an output so as to ensure and improve upon the delivery of services to the community in a sustainable fashion To promote sound governance and provide administrative support and ensure that the applicable legislative mandate is adhered to in terms of sound labour practice Creation of a reliable system of communication (internal and external), record keeping (hard copy and electronic Implementation of the Performance Management Framework, inclusive of the signature of performance agreements, ensuring the guidelines to measuring performance are adhered to and further ensuring the participation of the local community in measuring the performance of the municipality as an institution Facilitate the development of Ward Committees and render support to ensure that their objectives are realised

Overview - Administration and Human Resource

Of vital importance to any organisation is the administrative and human resource functions performed by a department. One of the key issues of the department is to align the organogram (staff structure) of the Richmond Municipality to meet the objectives of its Integrated Development Plan, thereby ensuring alignment to the Budget and Performance Management System.

Of vital importance to any organisation is the administrative and human resource functions performed by a department. One of the key issues of the department is to align the organogram (staff structure) of the Richmond Municipality to meet the objectives of its Integrated Development Plan, thereby ensuring alignment to the Budget and Performance Management System.

The respective department covers a wide array of functions, from managing employee leave, reviewing policies and proceedures applicable to human resources, being the face of the municipality (reception area), maintaining Councils records, ensure the development of employee skills, support of Council structures and secretariat to Council, compliance with employment and arranging various functions.

Strategic Objectives in line with Key Performance Area D - Institutional Transformation.

Public Relations and Marketing

-Formulation of a Municipal Communications Plan to ensure that public is well informed of municipal development. - Formulation of internal communication to ensure a structured system is available to increase output.

Organisational Structure

- Alignment of current organization structure to the Integrated Development Plan to meet its objectives and also alignment with government's policies on transformation.

Performance Management System

- Sustainable and successful implementation of Performance Management System aligned to the Integrated Development Plan. - To develop and implement Task System for Non-Section 57 employees.

Development of Citizens Charter to enable community to measure the performance of the Municipality on a continuous basis.

Information Technology

- Upgrade of IT System when necessary and establish an IT plan to be e-governance compliance by 2010.

Skill Development

- Undertake workplace skills audit and work towards capacitating staff to enable them to implement the IDP and establish and maintain the speedy delivery of services.