ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ACT

Arrangement or Sections

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

   3.   Constitution of Institute

   4.   Functions of Institute

PART III
MEMBERSHIP

   5.   Classes of Membership

   6.   Honorary Fellow Member

   7.   Fellow Member

   8.   Member

   9.   Associate Member

   10.   Affiliate Member

   11.   Student Member

   12.   Admission fee

   13.   Sponsorship

   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

PART IV
THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL.

   18.   Establishment of Council

   19.   Functions of Council

PART V
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

   25.   Re-registration

   26.   Appeals

   27.   Rules relating to disciplinary procedure

PART VI
MISCELLANEOUS

   28.   Rules

   29.   Savings

      FIRST SCHEDULE

      SECOND SCHEDULE

      AN ACT

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.

ENACTED

by the Parliament of Zambia.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management Act .

2.   Interpretation

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.

PART II
THE ZAMBIA INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3.   Constitution of Institute

There is hereby constituted the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management.

4.   Functions of Institute

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.

PART III
MEMBERSHIP

5.   Classes of membership

   (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.

6.   Honorary Fellow member

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.

7.   Fellow member

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.

8.   Member

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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