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Name: Public Service Act (Act No. 30 of 2008) (Cap. 26:01).
Country: Botswana
Subject(s): Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-12-26
Entry into force:
Published on: Bill - Government Gazette, Extraordinary, 2008-07-15, Vol. XLVI, No. 47, pp. B133-162
ISN: BWA-2008-L-80401
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=80401&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Bill - Government Gazette, Extraordinary, 2008-07-15, Vol. XLVI, No. 47, pp. B133-162
Public Service Act, 2008, Government Printer, Gaborone, Botswana
Directorate of Public Service Management Directorate of Public Service Management www.dpsm.gov.bw, Government, Botswana (consulted on 2012-11-16)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Government e-Laws, Botswana PDF of Act as amended to S.I. 19, 2010 PDF of Act as amended to S.I. 19, 2010 (consulted on 2015-02-20)
Abstract/Citation: Public Service Act No 30 of 2008 is a direct result of the ratification of three International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions by the Botswana Government in 1997. Subsequently, national labour laws were amended in 2004 to align them with the ILO Conventions following which Government appointed a Reference Committee comprising some public service unions, representatives from Government appointing authorities, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs and Attorney Generals' Chambers to merge all employment laws governing public employees.

Part I - Preliminary
Part II - Public Service Structure
Part III - Composition of the Public Service
Part IV - General Public Service Principles and Standards
Part V - Administration of the Public Service
Part VI - Appointments to the Public Service
Part VII - Termination of Appointments and Retirement
Part VIII - Public Officers - General Provisions
Part IX - Misconduct and Unsatisfactory Service
Part X - Settlement of Disputes
Part XI - Freedom of Association for Public Officers
Part XII - Industrial Action
Part XIII - Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
Part XIV - Offences and Penalties
Part XV - Miscellaneous
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