PMS Information Article - June 2018

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PMS Information Article
Volume 30|June 2018
"Our Minimum is Excellence"


The month of June was a historical month for the Public Service as it focused on promoting Excellence through various initiatives, such as Public Service Month, Excellence Launch and Public Service Day. 

The spirit of Commitment and team work enables us to accomplish our targets for this month. As such, we wish to share with you these highlights inside June Article and we hope it will inspire and excite you all. Public Sector also joined us in celebrating Public Service Day. Overall, the program were achieved with a success. Malo 'Aupito!

Inside this Issue:

  • Poetry winners
  • Public Service Excellence Launch
  • Public Service Excellence Day
  • PMS Outer Island visit - 'Eua
  • PMS Sub Committee Meeting No. 6
  • Public Service Excellence Sessions

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PMS Information Article - May 2018

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PMS Information Article
Volume 29|May 2018
"Our Minimum is Excellence"


The month of May was dedicated to providing 1-2-1 support to line ministries following the 1-2-1 meeting and Train the Trainer opportunities for the PMS Managers, Internal and External Attachment program and the outer island visits to Vava’u and Ha’apai.

The PSC Office extends its gratitude to the ministries for their sup-port in facilitating the outer island visits, external attachment, 1-2-1 meetings and train the trainer programs.

Inside this issue:

  1. 1-2-1 Line Ministries meeting with PMS Managers
  2. Train the Trainer Sessions
  3. PMS Outer Island Visits
  4. Internal/External Work Attachments

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Press Release - Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Public Service Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Mahe 'Uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua of Kolomotu'a, Tongatapu as the new Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who will assume this position effective on 14 June, 2018 for a period of four (4) years.

Mr Tupouniua holds a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the University of Monash, Australia, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, United States of America and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr Tupouniua was first appointed to the Public Service in 1990 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he held various positions including Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 4th January, 2011 for two (2) years. He has served as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Tonga to the People's Republic of China, United States of America and Cuba. 

Prior to taking up his second appointment as Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr Tupouniua was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United Nations, New York.

The Public Service Commission welcomes Mr Mahe 'Uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua appointment as the Secretary for Foreign Affairs and wishes him a successful and fulfilling term in Office.

PSC Information Article: March - April 2018

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PSC Information Article
March - April 2018|Volume 4
“Be Efficient, Be Effective, Work Smart”

Welcome to PSC’s Newsletter Volume 4 which covers events for the month of March & April. This newsletter is dedicated to the CEO of Justice, the late Ms. Susana Ma’ata Faletau and to public servants who passed away during their service.

March - April Issue:

  • International Events
  • World Consumer Rights Day
  • NEMO
  • PSC Roadshow Program
  • Government Forums
  • Introducing new members of the Commission
  • Induction Training
  • PSC Internal Training
  • Promoting PSC Poetry Competition
  • Remembering Ms. Susana Ma’ata Faletau
  • New & Returning Scholar

 Read more: PSC Office Information Article for March - April 2018 

Public Service Commission-Excellence Poster Competition

Public Service Commission
Excellence Competition Poster

Public Servants with graphics, creative and innovative skills and grand ideas regarding the word "Excellence" and their perception of "Excellence" are informed of a wonderful opportunity available to showcase your superb talent by taking part in a logo  and slogan   competition run by the PSC Office. Should your Logo and/or Slogan be the award winning one, it will be used for the promotion of the Public Service Excellence Program.

Excellence Competition Poster

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