Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania

Ofisi ya Rais

Tume ya Utumishi wa Umma

Health Service Department



To ensure that appointments, staff development, ethics and disciplinary procedure in the Health Service adhere to Public Service Act No. 8 of 2002 as amended by Public Service (Amendment) Act No. 18 of 2007 and its related regulations.



  • To issue guidelines on appointment, performance evaluation, promotion and disciplinary process in the health service and monitor their implementation

  • To identify areas in the Public Service Act and its regulations which need to be reviewed and submit to President’s Office, Public Service Management

  • To prepare periodic implementation reports

  • To follow up and monitor registration and licensing of health service employees

  • To ensure that Health Service Scheme is effectively implemented


    This Department is led by a Deputy Secretary and comprises of two Sections as follows:

  • Appointment and Staff Development Section

  • Ethics and Discipline Section

    These two Sections are led by Assistant Secretaries


    Appointments and Staff Development Section

    The Section performs the following activities:

  • Prepare, review and issue guidelines to employing authorities on merit based appointment and staff development in the Health Service

  • Ensure guidelines on merit based recruitment and staff development in the Health Service are complied by the employing authorities and prepare evaluation reports

  • Carry-out on site inspections

  • Ensure employing authorities are implementing Results Oriented Management, carryout performance evaluations and prepare reports

  • Ensure employing authorities comply with guidelines on result oriented performance and prepare evaluation reports

  • Ensure employing authorities comply with guidelines on merit based promotions in the Health Service and prepare evaluation reports

  • Monitor compliance on staff development programs and prepare reports

  • Receive and act on complaints from employees


    Ethics and Disciplinary Section

    The section performs the following activities:

  • Monitor and evaluate compliance to the disciplinary procedure and  

     principles of human rights by disciplinary authorities

  • Receive, scrutinize and summarize appeal cases from employees

  • Ensure that relevant copies of appeal documents are presented by

    disciplinary authorities

  •    Analyze appeal cases and prepare recommendations for the decisions of

       the Commission and inform appellants on the decisions accordingly

  •   Issue injunction to disciplinary authorities to safeguard good governance

  •   Check on unethical behavior practices by employing authorities and take

       necessary actions

  •    Prepare and issue guidelines on discipline and appeals and monitor their 




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