Where a department / agency policy conflicts with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, the JSE Recruitment Policy prevails.
The JSE Recruitment Policy provides that direct appointments of VPS staff are only permitted for roles up to 12 weeks’ duration when standing up new teams in times of urgency and when the ongoing composition of the team is still being determined.
Roles longer than 12 weeks must be advertised through the JSE. Once the team composition is determined, all roles must be advertised on the JSE. This enables a wider pool of candidates to apply. (See Clause 15)