The PRDS and the Public Service Act, CAP 29 

Section 10 (a) of the First Schedule (Recruitment and Employment Code) states reads:-The Commission shall ensure that:-

“Effective performance review and development instruments for measuring competence, performance and productivity exist to facilitate appointment on merit.”

The Service Commissions requires the PRDS forms to support human resource decision-making such as appointments, promotions and filling of vacant positions.  Recommendations submitted by Ministries and Departments therefore must be supported by the completed PRDS form.