Perception of Civil Servants towards Promotion on Merit
Alice Shibia Rupia, Garashi Hammad Musa, Ogodo.M.J. Nandi, Odhiambo Odera

Abstract
The study sought to determine the perception of civil servants towards promotion on merit and identify factors that affect these perceptions. The study also sought to investigate the opinions of staff towards performance appraisal as a tool of promotion. The study location was in Kakamega Central District, Kenya. A descriptive research design was adopted for the studyanda sample of 320 civil servants selected by stratified sampling. Data was collected using questionnaire and content analysis utilized to analyse qualitative questions. The study found that the civil servants held both positive and negative perceptions towards promotion on merit. The study revealed that certain factors like length of service, academic qualifications and level of employee affect the perception of civil servants.

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