The Recruitment and Appointment Department comprises two Divisions, namely, Recruitment and Secondment and Transfer. The Secondment and Transfer Division is concerned with the offer of appointment to officers who are already employed in other Scheduled Services. Appointments could either be permanent (transfer) or for a specific period (secondment). The Recruitment Division, on the other hand, is concerned with the employment of suitably qualified persons into posts graded on salary Grade Levels 07-17.
The Recruitment Division normally process the applications of persons who have had no previous employment or have been employed in non-scheduled Services/organisations. The Division routinely obtains vacancy positions directly from the Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Departments or through the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. It processes both permanent and temporary appointments made by the Commission. Regularization of appointments are also processed by the Division for the entire Federal Civil Service.
Secondment & Transfer Division
This Division has responsibility for the processing of all applications for transfer of Officers from and into the Federal Civil Service. It also handles the secondment of Officers into and from the Federal Civil Service. While transfer is a permanent release of an Officer from one Government Agency to another. Secondment, on the other hand, is a temporary release of an Officer to the Service of another Government Agency or International Organizations of which Nigeria is a member, for a specific period. In the discharge of these functions, the Division is strictly guided by the Commission’s Guidelines and relevant provisions of the Public Service Rules.