The Public Service (Amendment) Bill 2010 was gazetted and effective from 27 September, 2010. Further reviews were undertaken which resulted in Cabinet approving the following on 8 December, 2010:
1. Public Service (Disciplinary Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010;
2. Public Service (Grievance and Dispute Procedures) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010;
3. Code of Ethics and Conduct for the Public Service, 2010;
4. Public Service Policy 2010;
The Public Service Policy Instructions, 2010 was approved by the Public Service Commission on 17 January, 2011 and became effective on the same date.
The Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) partnered with the Tonga Public Service Commission launching a capacity development workshop for Public Sector Human Resource Managers for all Ministries to enhance change management.
The 4-day event last week was the second of a two-part workshop focused on the development and application of a Change Management Framework as a tool for managing change; and Communicating for effective and sustainable change in the Public Service.