PMS Information Article - October

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 

   Read more: PMS Article for October 2016