ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT
Arrangement or Sections
1. Short title
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
3. Constitution of Institute
4. Functions of Institute
5. Classes of Membership
6. Honorary Fellow Member
7. Fellow Member
9. Associate Member
10. Affiliate Member
11. Student Member
12. Admission fee
14. Annual subscription
15. Honorary Fellow not to pay annual subscription fee
16. Designation of members
17. Penalty for improper use of title or description
THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL.
18. Establishment of Council
19. Functions of Council
THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
20. Disciplinary Committee
21. Functions of Disciplinary Committee
22. Proceedings of Disciplinary Committee
23. Inquiries by Disciplinary Committee and penalties
24. De-registration on grounds of fraud, error or offence
27. Rules relating to disciplinary procedure
to establish the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management; to provide for its functions; to provide for its membership and organisation; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
[18th April, 1997]
Act 11 of 1997.
by the Parliament of Zambia.
This Act may be cited as the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management Act .
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—
“Code of Conduct” means the code of conduct referred to in section 28;
“Council” means the Human Resources Management Council of the Institute established under section 18;
“Councilor” means a member of the Council referred to in paragraph (1) of the First Schedule;
“Chairman” means the Chairman or the Disciplinary Committee elected under section 20;
“Deputy Registrar” means the Deputy Registrar of the Institute appointed under sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph (8) of the First Schedule;
“Disciplinary Committee” means the Disciplinary Committee constituted under section 20;
“Infamous conduct” means a breach of the Code of Conduct referred to in section 28;
“Institute” means the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management constituted under section 3;
“member” means a member of the Institute; and “membership” shall be construed accordingly;
“President” means the President of the Instituted elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph (1) of the First Schedule;
“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Institute appointed under sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph (8) or the First Schedule;
“Secretary” means the Secretary of the Council elected to the Council under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph (1) of the First Schedule;
“Treasurer” means the Treasurer of the Council elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph (1) of the First Schedule;
“Vice-President” means the Vice-President of the Council elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph (1) of the First Schedule;
“Vice-Secretary” means the Vice-Secretary or the Council elected to the Council under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph (1) of the First Schedule; and
“Vice-Treasurer” means the Vice-Treasurer of the Council elected under sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph (1) of the First Schedule.
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
There is hereby constituted the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management.
The functions of the Institute shall be to—
(a) carry out training of persons involved in human resources management;
(b) raise the standard of human resources management as a means of increasing productivity and efficiency;
(c) carry out research related to human resources management in order to develop human resources management in Zambia;
(d) publish a journal of the Institute, and collect, collate and publish other information of service and interests to the Institute;
(e) encourage, uphold and improve the standards of training and professional ability of persons engaged in human resources management and industrial relations;
(f) maintain close contact with technical colleges, universities, professional institutions, government departments, commercial institutions and similar international institutions so as to improve the quality of human resources management;
(g) undertake and execute any trusts which are conducive to any of the objects of the institute;
(h) take proper action on all matters affecting the duties and responsibilities of its members; and
(i) do all such other things as are incidental to the foregoing or conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the Institute.
(1) There shall be six classes of membership of the Institute, namely: Honorary, Fellow, Member, Associate, Affiliate and Student.
(2) A person making an application for membership of the Institute shall produce such documents as the Council may require.
The members may, in special cases, by a vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting at a meeting of the Institute, elect an Honorary Fellow member from persons working in the field of human resources management or persons holding positions in general management, where such persons has been recommended by at least two Fellow members, and—
(a) has published articles of a professional nature in field or human resources management training, industrial relations or general management; or
(b) has conducted research in matters relating to human resources management training, industrial relations or general management, and has published the same.
The Council may, on merit, confer Fellow membership on a member for outstanding contribution to human resources management where such person has practised human resources management as a human resources manager, consultant, director or senior member at management level for not less than ten years.
A person may on application to the Council be admitted as a Member if such person—
(a) is engaged in human resources management or in a specialised field associated with human resources management;
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