Department of Personnel Management

Public Servants Released To Vote

They are free to exercise their constitutional right during the polling period from July 4th to 22nd, according to the election schedule released by the Electoral Commission.

The Department of Personnel Management has released Circular Instruction No.8, dated 4th May, regarding the matter.

DPM Secretary, Taies Sansan said this is for public servants and employees to leave work early to visit their nearest polling booth.

Madang's Public Servants told resume work

Secretary for the Department of Personnel Management, Taies Sansan when addressing the public servants via mobile phone recently, said public servants who do not adhere to this advice would be subject to disciplinary action.

Secretary Sansan, whose phone call was projected through a speaker, stated that due process was followed in the appointment of Frank Tonges Lau as Provincial Administrator (PA). She said the National Executive Council (NEC) made the decision on May 3rd, 2022, and it must be respected.

DPM Confirms Madang PA

DPM Secretary, Taies Sansan said, the National Executive Council (NEC) revoked the Acting Provincial Administrator, Clement Tare’s appointment and appointed Mr Lau on 10 May 2022 in NEC decision number 229 of 2022.  
Lau’s appointment was gazetted on 30 May in gazettal notice G426 and it is for a four-year term.  

Reservist Public Servants Released For Election Duties

The police reservists have been permitted to assist the Royal PNG Constabulary and the Electoral Commission.

The reservist officers will assist over the period of 12th May to 29th July, 2022.

Department of Personnel Management (DPM) Secretary, Taies Sansan said these officers will be put on their normal pay for the period specified, unless the services of a requested officer are essential to be running the Department’s operations, in which he or she must not be released.

DA Appointments Cease

DPM Secretary, Taies Sansan said in light of the looming National General Elections, following directions are now issued:

K5.7m in retirement benefits paid

Taies Sansan, Secretary for the Department of Personnel Management said the officers were identified and their names submitted to DPM for validation and verification.

20 public servants inducted

The induction was facilitated by DPM in Port Moresby.

Twenty staff from DICT and DPM took the oath before the ICT department’s principal legal counsel before receiving their certificates.

The induction is part of the ICT department’s efforts to build a safe, secure and productive digital economy.

The department believes this starts with getting people’s mindset and organisational culture right.

Retired Public Servants Paid

On Thursday 23 December at a farewell reception for six outgoing staff for the Department of PM & NEC, Secretary for DPM, Taies Sansan revealed that the government funding for this year’s retirees totaled K86.5m.

She said the funds were paid in batches of four for 1343 public servants. The fourth and the last batch of retirees will be paid out on Pay 1 of 2022.

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.