Support Services Management Programme (SSM)
Goal: To enhance organizational capacity and technical services
Research Programmes
    The Programme comprises of;
    1. Finance Department
    2. Human Resource Department
    3. Timbilil Estate Department


      SSM is mandated to provide support to tea research by;

      1. Prudent and efficient financial management guided by International Financial Management and Reporting Standards and the laws of Kenya.
      2. Effective and efficient human resource management through professional selection and placement, development, motivation and creation of conducive work environment.
      3. Proper management of research materials and total assets of the Institute with a view to availing elite planting materials to the stakeholders. Tea Research Institute avails over one million tea plants and unlimited tea cuttings to farmers annually.