Public Services Commission of Malaysia (PSC) was founded on the 31st of August 1957 which happens to be the same day as the historic Independence Day of Malay Peninsular during the reign of the British, the administration of the Federated Malay States was handled by the British. The declaration of Independence on the 31st of August 1957 itself has initiated a new supreme and independent order and leadership in the Federation of Malay Peninsular. Officially, the Public Services Commission was formed according to Article 144(1) of the Federal Constitution.
Article 144(1) of the Federal Constitution:-
"Subject to the provisions of any existing law and to the provisions of this Constitution, it shall be the duty of a Commission to which this Part applies to appoint, confirm, emplace on the permanent or pensionable establishment, promote, transfer and exercise disciplinary control over members of the service to which its jurisdiction extends."
- The Public Services Commission of Malaysia’s function under Article 144(1) of the Federal Constitution stipulated 6 main functions of the Commission, which are;
- CONFIRMATION OF SERVICE
- CONFERMENT INTO PENSION STATUS
- EXERCISE DISCIPLINARY CONTROL
- Article 144(1) of the Federal Constitution:
“Depending on the provision of any laws at hand and towards the provision of this Constitution, therefore it has become the duty of a Commission which is referred by this Section to appoint, confirm, confer into permanent or pension status, promote, transfer and to exercise disciplinary control over personnel for services covered by its jurisdiction.”
Functions carried out by the PSC is as stipulated in the Federal Constitution and it includes the following:
The Commission manages the appointment of personnel in the Public Service on permanent, temporary, contractual, temporary transfer and loan status. It also has the authority to terminate the services of personnel in the Public Service according to the appointment's directive. In addition, the Commission has empowered Ministries and Federal Departments as well as relevant State's Administrative Government for posts in the Support Group (Group D JKK).
CONFIRMATION OF SERVICE
The Commission has the authority to confirm personnel in the Public Service of their services, to extend trial period, to return a personnel to an original post or to terminate the services due to failure at being confirmed of their services. It has empowered the Ministries and Federal Departments as well as relevant State's Administrative Government to confirm the services for posts in the Support Group (Group D JKK).
CONFERMENT INTO PENSION STATUS
The Commission manages the conferment into pension status of personnel in the Public Service who are confirmed in service and has served in services deemed pension status for not less than 3 years. This does not relate to the Support Group (Group D JKK).
TRANSFER OF SERVICES
The Commission has the authority to transfer permanent personnel in Public Service from one scheme of service to another scheme, and from one service to another scheme of service of equal grade. It also has the authority to transfer permanent officers appointed on temporary transfer or loan.
The Commission functions as a Board of Promotion for promotion to posts for members from the Public Service Boards of Promotion as well as promotion to a higher grade under the Integrated Service Scheme. Additionally, it also functions as a Board of Appeal for the Public Service Promotion as provided under the relevant Orders of the Public Service's Board of Promotion.
The Commission is a relevant Disciplinary Authority for disciplinary actions with the purpose of dismissal or demotion of officers in the Highest Management Group and the Professional Management Group. It also acts as the Public Service Disciplinary Board of Appeal as provided by the relevant Orders of the Public Service Disciplinary Board.
Vision, Mission, Motto and Pledge
To become an outstanding public service agency in carrying out its functions.
To select and appoint quality members of the public service to fulfill our nation's needs and vision; and
To administrate matters regarding the members of the public service efficiently and effectively in order to deliver a harmonious public service.
Convenient, prompt and accurate.
Malaysian Public Services Commission's Pledge
We, the whole Secretariat of Malaysian Public Services Commission, pledge to:
Comply with the Government's aspirations and ambitions;
Hold fast to our religion's teachings;
Grasp the principal of outstanding service;
Be committed in carrying out quality programs;
Implement exemplary leadership;
In addition, to profess and dedicate all our efforts to:
Carry out duties orderly, effectively and full of quality;
Deliver our service sincerely and swiftly to our customers;
To practice trustworthiness, respectfulness, responsible and positive;
Strive to increase prestige and excellence;
Public Services Commission of Malaysia, interminable.