The Role of the Personnel Commission

- Promoting fair, efficient, and democratic personnel administration

 To promote fair, democratic policies, position of government employees, who serve the citizens, must be protected by human resource systems so that they are not subject to arbitrary treatment due to political circumstances. The authorities must also establish HR systems that better reflect civil servant abilities and performance to ensure efficient and effective administration of the government. A personnel commission is an organization specializing in personnel administration that is independent from the assembly and the governor or mayor. The commission is responsible for establishing HR systems that ensure democratic, efficient, and effective administration of the government. The Local Public Service Act mandates that all prefectures and Designated Cities have personnel commissions.

- Commission
members and secretariat

 The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Personnel Commission comprises three members of exemplary character who are well-versed in local government affairs, and efficient and democratic government administration and personnel administration. The governor of Tokyo appoints these members upon approval by the Metropolitan Assembly to serve a term of four years. They are not allowed to concurrently serve as assembly members or metropolitan employees. The Personnel Commission also has a secretariat, currently comprising 63 Tokyo government employees who handle the Commission's administrative work.

- Commission meetings

 The Personnel Commission convenes regular meetings, which are, as a general rule, held once a week, and ad hoc meetings, which are held when the chairperson deems it necessary or when a member requests a meeting. At these meetings, discussions are conducted among the three members to decide on the various undertakings of the Personnel Commission and to establish regulations concerning personnel administration.

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