The agreement, which entered into force on 30 November 2020, aims to ensure that the Organisation is able to effectively and effectively carry out its mandate. PRETORIA – The South African Police Service (SAPS) has reached a collective agreement in the Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Councils (SSSBC) to restructure the organisation within the meaning of the 2020 SSSBC 1 agreement. The agreement was reached by SAPS as an employer and the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) and the South African Policing Union (SAPU) as recognised unions within the service. The primary objective of the process, which must be implemented in a fair and impartial manner, is to provide services, optimize the use of executives, an inexpensive organizational structure, which also supports the essential functions of the service, and multitasking of qualified members. “This process will also mistakenly address the instructions of the National Ministry of Finance to reduce the compensation budget. SAPS, like any other government division, had the same obligation to comply with cash flow rules, which recently resulted in a €4.9 billion reduction in the current financial year. In order to ensure that SAPS compliance does not affect the work of the police in accordance with the “turnaround vision”, saps has taken over the “resource migration” of the organization`s macro functions to the production level. The vision of turnaround must therefore remain a guide for restructuring and streamlining the transformation of the organization,” said SAPS National Commissioner General Khehla Sitole. The ultimate objective is to address the organization`s state-of-the-art structure through the redeployment of cadres, in order to ensure optimal use of it through the effective and strategic delivery of the strategic framework at the localized level of the police. The restructuring plan also aims to enable the organization to fulfil its constitutional mission by reducing its existing structural costs, which have a direct impact on the equalization budget, in order to redirect resources and enable police work on the ground. In order to reduce the remuneration budget, SAPS has already started offering early retirement measures to members aged 55 and over and also plans to put in place comprehensive support measures to mitigate the impact of this process on affected staff and environments. Twitter: twitter.com/SAPoliceService Facebook: www.facebook.com/SAPoliceService Instagram: instagram.com/sapoliceservice_za/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SAPoliceService Website: www.saps.gov.za Requests: Brigadier Vish Naidoo (SAPS National Spokesperson) 082 567 4153; Colonel Athlenda Mathe 082 040 8808 The implementation of the restructuring plan within the organization has led to the rationalization of the SAPS structure from four (4) deputy national commissioners to three (3) and thirteen (13) departments to ten (10).
The voting and placement of members in the new structure is ensured by the commissions set up by the National Commissioner at both the national and provincial levels. The process will stretch into a phased approach, breaking down resources ranging from departments, provinces and districts to police stations and specialized units where the essential functions of police work will be implemented.. . . .