Codes of Good Practice Notice, 2008
Legal Notice 194 of 2008
- Published in Government Gazette no. 82 on 11 December 2008
- Assented to on 10 December 2008
- Commenced on 11 December 2008
- [This is the version of this document from 11 December 2008.]
Part I – Code of conduct[Section 15(1)(a)(i)]
2. InterpretationThis Code supplements and should therefore be read as one with the Public Service Act 2005 and the regulations made under it.
3. Conduct of public officers
4. Health and welfare
5. SanctionsA public officer who fails to comply with a standard of conduct in this Code shall be subjected to disciplinary action in accordance with the provisions of a Disciplinary Code made in Part III.
Part II – Grievance code[Section 15(1)(a)(ii)]
Division 1 - General
1. PreambleInherent in the employment relationship is conflict of interests. It is for this reason that the Government of Lesotho is committed to establish a clearly defined grievance code in order to manage conflict within the public service.
2. InterpretationIn this Code—"grievance" means a feeling of dissatisfaction or injustice which a public officer encounters in the workplace and is formally brought to the attention of the employer.
3. ObjectivesThe objectives of this Code are to—
4. PrinciplesThe following are the guiding principles which shall be adhered to in handling a grievance under this Code—
Division 2 - Grievance procedure
5. Stages in procedureThe main stages through which a grievance shall be raised are set out in this Division.
Stage 1: Informal grievance
Stage 2: Formal grievance hearing
Stage 3: Appeal hearing
Part III – Disciplinary code[Section 15(i)(a)(iii)]
Division 1 - General principles
1. PreambleThe Government of Lesotho is committed to maintain a disciplined public service.
2. InterpretationIn this Code—"disciplinary action" means a formal or informal action taken by management against a public officer who fails to conform with the rules and regulations governing public officers and has committed a misconduct.
3. ObjectivesThe main objectives of this Code are to—
Division 2 - Disciplinary procedure
5. Stages in disciplinary actionA public officer who commits a breach of discipline is liable to disciplinary action, the procedure of which shall be in stages set out in this Division.
Stage 1: Verbal warning
Stage 2: Written warning
Stage 3: Disciplinary inquiry
Stage 4: Appeal hearing
Part V – Code on dispute resolution[Section 15(1)(a)(v)]
1. PreambleIt is the Government policy that disputes be resolved as soon as possible and amicably through mediation, arbitration, and conciliation so as to avoid protracted labour conflicts at the work place.
2. InterpretationIn this Code—"Act" means the Public Service Act of 2005;"dispute of interest" means a dispute over employment matters to which a public officer or employer does not have an established right;"dispute of right" means a dispute arising from a breach or contravention of a law, contract of employment or collective bargaining agreement.
3. Procedure for conciliation or arbitration
History of this document
11 December 2008 this version
Published in Government Gazette number 82
10 December 2008