The Civil Service Commission (CSC)
The Civil Service Commission, hereafter CSC, is a statutory board appointed to make proposals and advise the Cabinet on policies and strategies regarding human resource management in the public sector pertaining to remuneration system; management and development of human resource; workforce planning; as well as to prescribe rules, directives, regulations and guidelines for administration of human resource management in government agencies and others issues imposed by the Civil Service Act, B.E. 2551 (2008) and other laws. The CSC’s integral role is to recruit officials with integrity, knowledge and adequate capabilities for official duties so as to maintain morale and build motivation to carry out their duties. This will therefore make the officials ready for driving government policies that contribute to the country’s continued progress.
The CSC comprises ex officio commissioners that are the Prime Minister or Deputy Prime Minister designated by the Prime Minister as a chairperson; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Director-General of the Bureau of the Budget, Secretary-General of the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board as commissioners; and no less than 5 and no more than 7 of qualified experts in the fields of human resource management, administration and management and law. The Secretary-General of the Office of Civil Service Commission is a commissioner and secretary to the CSC.
Authorities of CSC
1. To provide advices and suggestions to the Cabinet on human resources management policies and strategies in the public sector related to remuneration standards, management and development of human resources, as well as workforce planning and other matters, which are to be adopted as operational guidelines for government agencies;
2. To make proposals to the Cabinet for deliberation on adjustment of civil servant remuneration, position allowances, welfare or other fringe benefits;
3. To prescribe rules, procedures and standards for management and development of human resources as operational guidelines for government agencies;
4. To approve workforce for government agencies;
5. To issue CSC Rules and Regulations on human resource management, including giving suggestions or setting guidelines for execution of government agencies in pursuance of the Civil Service Act B.E. 2551 (2008). The CSC Rules and Regulations come into force upon approval of the Cabinet and publication in the Government Gazette;
6. To interpret and identify problems arising from the application of the Civil Service Act B.E. 2551 (2008), as well as to set practice guidelines for problematic cases; resolutions of the CSC under this sub-section become enforceable upon approval of the Cabinet;
7. To supervise, oversee, monitor, inspect and evaluate the implementation of human resource management of civil servants in ministries and departments in order to maintain fairness and standards, including inspecting and monitoring performance of functions under the Civil Service Act B.E. 2551 (2008). In this regard, the CSC shall have the power to summon documents and evidence from government agencies, or to summon representatives of government agencies, officials or other persons to give statements of fact; and the power to issue regulations requiring ministries and departments to file reports on human resource management within their scope of authority to the CSC;
8. To formulate policies and issue regulations concerning the King’s scholarship and government scholarships congruent with the human resource management policies in the civil service, as well as allocate scholars as civil servants in ministries and departments or government agencies upon study completion;
9. To issue directives or regulations pertaining to provision of education, supervision and assistance to public personnel, the King’s scholars, government scholars and private students under the care of the CSC, as well as to collect service fees for the supervision and administration of education which shall be deemed as revenue of the government agencies on providing publicly beneficial services under the law on budgetary procedure;
10. To prescribe rules and procedures for credentials accreditation of holders of degrees, vocational certificates or other credentials for the purpose of instatement and appointment as civil servants, and determination of salary or remuneration as well as position levels and categories for such credentials;
11. To determine rates of fees for the performance of functions pertaining to human resource management under the Civil Service Act B.E. 2551 (2008);
12. To consider the installment of personnel record system and the alteration of personnel records with respect to date of birth, and to monitor of retirement by age of civil servants;
13. To carry out other duties as prescribed in the Civil Service Act B.E. 2551 (2008) and other related laws.
Issuing CSC Rules in line with sub-section 5, as being deemed appropriate, CSC should confers duty of consulting relevant ministry, to the Office of Civil Service Commission (OCSC), for more information on the benefit of CSC deliberation.