Department of Personnel Management

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.

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.