Special Consultation process for the Remuneration Authority Second Remuneration Report of September 2015
In accordance with Cabinet Decision No. 497 of 13 May 2016, please be informed that the process of receiving submissions from Ministries regarding the above is now a part of a 'consultation' process which includes discussion about general and specific concerns regarding the above report, and registering specific concerns and queries, through what was previously the 'appeals' process with Ministry staff.
Click to view the Second Remuneration Report 2015.
The PSC and the RA will use a special consultation process to address any disagreement or gaps in understanding by a public servant with regards to recommendations made for their position in the Second Remuneration Report of September 2015.
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Click to view The Consultation Schedule.
It is assumed that Ministries have already read the report and may already identify areas for clarification or of other concerns. In preparing for the scheduled consultations, it is advisable that
- concerns, clarifications and other queries to be submitted prior to the scheduled meeting at least TWO DAYS in advance to assist PSC and RA in preparing their responses. This can be done through the proposed internal Ministry process below.
- Ministries who may already have their queries put together can send in theirs as soon as this letter comes to hand.
- Ministries who have sent in their submissions may add on to what they have already submitted if they have further concerns.
Concerns that are received would be discussed during the scheduled consultation for each ministry including other queries that may arise during the session.
20th June 2016
Appointment of the Chief Executive Officer for Fisheries
Dr. Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi, of Makave, Vava’u and Ha’ateiho Tongatapu has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Fisheries Department. Dr. Halafihi’s employment by Government is for a period of three (3) years with effect from 17 June, 2016.
Dr. Halafihi holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology (2015) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and a Master of Science in Chemistry (2008), Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry (2002) and a Bachelor of Science (1995) – all from the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
His career began in the public service on 11 July 1995 as an Assistant Teacher (Graduate) in the then Ministry of Education. He was later promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in the same Ministry in 2000. Dr. Halafihi was laterally transferred to the position of Senior Fisheries Officer in the then Ministry of Fisheries in 2005. Since then, he has taken over senior positions within the Fisheries Department including Manager of the Tu’imatamoana Fish Market, Principal Fisheries Officer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Acting CEO for Fisheries.
The Public Service Commission welcomes Dr. Tu’ikolongahau Halafihi’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer for the Fisheries Department and wishes him all the best in his professional careers.
2nd June 2016
New Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Education and Training appointed
Mr. Claude Tupou, of Tatakamotonga and Tefisi, Vava’u residing in Kolofo’ou has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Education and Training. Mr. Tupou’s contract with the Government of Tonga is for a period of three (3) years with effect from 31st May 2016.
Mr. Tupou holds a Master of Arts (1998) majoring in Economics from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, a Bachelor of Arts (1984) from Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii and a Diploma of Teaching (Secondary School Teaching) from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He brings to the position more than two decades of work experience in the Tonga Education sector.