Office of the Governor

The functions/mandate of the county Governor as listed in the County Governments Act 2012 include diligently executing the functions and exercising the authority provided for in the Constitution and legislation, performing such State functions within the county as the President may from time to time assign on the basis of mutual consultations, representing the county in national and international fora and events, appointment of the county executive committee, and

Submitting the county plans and policies to the county assembly for approval.

The other functions include considering, and assentingĀ  to the bills passed by the county assembly, chairing meetings of the county executive committee, assigning responsibility to theĀ  members of the county executive committee, Submitting to the county assembly an annual report on the implementation status of the county policies and plans, delivering annual state of the county address; and signing, and cause to be published in the county Gazette, notice of all important formal decisions made by the governor or by the county executive committee.

County Executive Committee

The county executive committee consists of the County Governor, the Deputy County Governor; and members appointed by the County Governor, with the approval of the assembly, from among persons who are not members of the assembly. Members of a County Executive Committee are accountable to the County Governor for the performance of their functions and exercise of their powers.

The County Executive Committee has executive authority and is responsible for: Implementation of county legislation; implementation, within the county, national legislation; Managing and coordinating the functions of the county administration and its departments; and Performing any other functions conferred on it by the constitution or national legislation, Provide the county assembly with full and regular reports on matters relating to the county. The Executive Committee may prepare proposed legislation for consideration by the County Assembly

Public Service Management

The mandate of the public service management sub sector include implementation of efficient and effective service delivery systems i.e. performance management, harmonization of systems and processes, enforce public service policies and procedures, develop county organizational structure, develop job descriptions and competence framework, initiate culture and change management programmes, establish channels of communication with national institutions including transition authority, ministry of devolution, national treasury, that is, facilitate development of policies in areas with gaps, continuous needs based capacity building, coordinate the county administration.

Public Service Board

The mandate of the County Public Service board include establishing and abolishing offices in the county public service, appointing persons to hold or act in offices of the county public service, exercise disciplinary control over, and remove persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for in the County Government Act, prepare regular reports for submission to the county assembly on the execution of the functions of the board, promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in articles 10 and 232 of county government Act, evaluate and report to the county assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in articles 10 and 232 are complied with in the county public service, facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in counties, advise county government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in counties, advise the county government on human resource management and development, make recommendations to the salaries and remuneration commission, on behalf of the county government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for county public service employees.

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