PMS Information Article
The Office of the Public Service Commission and the PMS Team extends its heartfelt thank you to all the Line Ministries for their ongoing co-operation throughout 2016. Without the support and assistance provided from the Line Ministries – the CEOs, Head Of Divisions, and especially the PMS Sub-committee members, we would not have been able to achieve our goals for this year.
This last information article for 2016 is dedicated to all our hard-working counterparts from all the Line Ministries across the Public Service. We wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year ahead!
May our spirit of co-operation blossom and keep on flourishing in 2017!
(2 November 2016)
New Chief Executive Officer for Agriculture, Food and Forests
Dr Viliami Toalei Manu of Halaleva, Tongatapu has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for Agriculture, Food and Forests. Dr Manu has been appointed effective from 11 October, 2016 for a term of three (3) years.
Dr Manu holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science (2001) from the University of New England, Australia. He holds a Master of Science (second class Honours) in Analytical Chemistry (1989) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has also attained a Bachelor of Science majoring in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (1982) from Massey University, New Zealand.
Dr Manu’s career in the public service began in 1983 when he was appointed as an Agricultural Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests. Since then, he has taken over senior positions within the Ministry including Senior Soil Chemist (1991), Principal Soil Scientist (1994) and also Acting CEO from December 2009 to December 2010. He was later promoted to the position of Chief Plant Pathologist in 2001 where he continued to serve prior to his appointment to the Chief Executive Officer position.
PMS Inforation Article
“Our minimum is Excellence”
On 04 October, 2016 the PSC Office received advice that the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Sione ‘Uhilamoelangi Liava’a had passed away at Vaiola Hospital at the age of seventy-four (74). Mr. Liava’a was a former civil servant having entered the Tonga Public Service on 01 February, 1967 up until his retirement from the Public Service on 17 May, 1993 from his position of Director of Government Sup-plies in the then Government Store. He was appointed as Part time Chairman of the Public Service Commission by the Hon. Prime Minister and Cabinet on 15 April, 2015, a position he held up until his death.
During his tenure as Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Mr. Liava’a was instrumental in and passionate about progressing major Public Service Reform programs including the new Remuneration Structure and Performance Management System for the Public Service. He was a man with great insight and wisdom and was always willing to share his experiences with the public service. He believed that accountability and performance should be fully enforced across all levels to account for salaries afforded by government to individuals.
His death is a loss to the Public Service Commission, the PSC Office and to Government. He rests in his final resting place in Ha’avakatolo following his burial on 08 October, 2016.
Farewell Mr. Sione ‘Uhilamoelangi Liava’a - you have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith.
Inside this Issue:
- Highlights from the Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation and Labour & the Office of the Commissioner for Public Relations
- Coaching and Mentoring Training
- PMS Sub-Committee meeting No. 2
- External & PMS Rating Trainings
- Line Ministry Progress
- Mid-Year Review Process
- Checklist for Supervisors and Employees to assist with Mid-Year Reviews
- Activities for November
- Status Check
- Outer Island Rollout