Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania

Ofisi ya Rais

Tume ya Utumishi wa Umma

Local Government Service Department


To insure that appointments, staff development, ethics and disciplinary procedures of staff under Local Government Authorities adhere to Public Service Act No. 8 of 2002 as amended by Public Service (Amendment) Act No. 18 of 2007.



  • To issue guidelines on appointments, performance evaluation, promotion and disciplinary procedures for staff working with local government authorities (except teachers and health services staff) and monitor their implementation

  • To identify areas in the Public Service Act and it related regulations which need to be reviewed and submitted to PO-PSM

  • To prepare periodic implementation reports

  • To ensure that Local Government 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 recruitment, promotions and staff development in the Local Government Service

  • Ensure guidelines on the merit based recruitment, staff development and promotions in the Local Government Service are complied by employing authorities and prepare reports

  • Carry out on site inspections

  • Monitor compliance on staff development programs

  • Analyze and advice on complaints regarding appointments, promotions and staff development from Local Government employees

  • Ensure the employing authorities are implementing results oriented management and carry-out performance evaluations and prepare reports

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

  • Receive and act on complaints from employees

Ethics and Discipline Section

The Section performs the following activities:

  • Monitor and evaluate compliance to the disciplinary procedures 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 disciplinary matters and appeals and monitor their implementation



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