Only shortlisted job applicants for government vacancies will be required to submit certified copies of their educational qualifications and other documents, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) announced in a statement last week.
This means that applicants do not need to certify copies of their documents when making their initial applications. However, they must still submit a duly completed Z83 form, copies of supporting documents and a detailed CV.
This new policy will reduce costs for applicants and administrative burden for human resource sections in government, DPSA’s Acting Director-General Linda Dludla said.
Shortlisted applicants should submit certified copies of their documents to the Human Resource section on or before the day of the interview.
DPSA Z83 form
Dludla added that all applicants must fully complete all fields in Part A and Part B of the new DPSA Z83 form, which is available for download on the official website. It is acceptable to indicate “Not Applicable” instead of leaving some fields blank, which is not acceptable.
“The Department is also appealing to applicants for complete all fields in full for both Part C and D,” the Department advised.
“With regard to Part E, F and G, where there is limited space, applicants are allowed to indicate ‘see attached Curriculum Vitae (CV)’ as long as the CV is attached with all the required information. If the required information is not provided on the CV, the applicant may be disqualified.”
Applicants who do not use the most recent DPSA Z83 form will be disqualified, Dludla warned. “It must be noted that a CV is an extension of the application of employment Z83 and applicants are accountable for the information that is provided therein,” she added.
“The questions related to conditions that prevent re-appointment in the public service space under Part F must be answered, [and] the declaration must also be completed and signed.”
For more information, applicants can contact the Department’s Director of Communications, Moses Mushi, on 082 972 6595 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DPSA vacancies in Circular 16 of 2022
Meanwhile, the DPSA issued Circular 16 of 2022 on Friday, 6 May. It contains the latest government vacancies as of that date.
Job seekers can search the Circular for available positions in both national departments and provincial administrations across South Africa.