Department of Personnel Management

Resign by Oct 28: DPM

In a circular dated September 21st, Department of Personnel Management secretary, Taies Sansan, said one month’s notice must be given by the 28th of September, 2021.

She highlighted that the Electoral Commissioner has declared that the writs for the 2022 general election will be issued on the 28th of April, 2022, and the date six months prior to the issue of the writs is the 28th of October, 2021.

This is as per section 55 of the Public Services (Management) Act 1995.

DPM plans line agencies’ training

This is part of ongoing trainings conducted by DPM to equip HR managers and planning managers on how to create KRAs for their respective agency heads.

Department of Personnel Management Secretary, Taies Sansan, said the Performance Management System (PMS) is part of the Performance Based Agency Head Contract system. It commits agency heads to deliver services and programs in accordance with the performance targets, agreed with the portfolio minister for departmental heads, governor for provincial administrations and board chairpersons for other funded public authorities.

DPM’s repentance day notice

In a circular released today, Sansan outlined that Thursday, the 26th of August, is a public holiday, as confirmed in the National Executive Council decision number 261 of 2020.

She said all public servants are required to resume normal duties commencing 7.45am on Friday, the 27th of August.

Retirement Session Hosted

The workshop, which attracted over three hundred participants, was opened yesterday (22nd June) by the Secretary for Department of Personnel Management, Taies Sansan.

DPM, working in collaboration with the Treasury team under the Organisational Staffing & Personnel Emoluments Audit Committee (OSPEAC), organised the whole of government information session for all national agencies.

Release public servants to vote: DPM

Secretary Taies Sansan, in circular instruction 13 of 2021, encouraged that public servants be allowed to exercise their democratic right to cast their vote during the one day polling.

As per the schedule issued by the Acting Electoral Commissioner, the Port Moresby North-West By-election will be on Wednesday, 2nd of June.

“I anticipate your kind cooperation in providing sufficient encouragement to our public servants to participate in this important democratic process,” she stated.

Nurses’ awards must be implemented: Secretary

The industrial agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Agreement, is for the determination of 2021 – 2023 Salaries & Allowances for nursing officers throughout the country.

Department of Personnel Management Secretary, Taies Sansan, said it is essential that nurses awards 2021-2023 is honoured and implemented immediately by employer agencies.

Public service shutdown period

The Department of Personnel Management secretary, Taies Sansan, said those days are not leave days and are not to be accrued if not taken.

“They are allocated for the convenience of closing Government offices,” Sansan outlined.

“Officers who are required to work to cater for essential and emergency services and rostered work arrangements will not be paid overtime, but will be awarded with a paid day off at a future date.

Declared public holidays for Easter period

Acting secretary, Taies Sansan, says this is further to circular instruction No.30 of 2018 on public holidays for this year.




Good Friday


Public servants ready to uphold core values

The group included public servants from central agencies and provincial representatives from Gulf, Milne Bay, Northern (Oro) and Western provinces.

Taies Sansan, Acting Secretary for the Department of Personnel Management, said all public servants can be leaders in effectively delivering services at the national, provincial and district levels.

“To shape the future of our nation we need leaders in the public service that are ethical, capable and values-based,” she said.

New head of National Youth Development Authority

Itaki replaces Reuben Akia, who was acting on the position since 2018.

Itaki is from from Wapenamanda District in the Enga Province and has served in the public service for over 16 years.

He served as executive manager to the Office of Secretary and recently got appointed as Acting Deputy Secretary for Community Development in the Department for Community Development and Religion.

He recently attained a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Korea.