Taies Sansan

Governor Peter's first courtesy call

The brief meet was to look at Human Resource employment development for Central Province. As it was her first government department visit, Governor Peter said it was only logical to visit DPM first to get HR work done.

Governor Peter said, “As a female political leader, we all know that space still has a lot of perception that women are not effective political leaders, and so for Rai Coast MP Kessy Sawang and I, we have to be demonstrative and make this perception a myth.”

Government agents for review

This is part of a four-year long-term exercise under the Public Sector Reform project that started in 2021 reviewing all government agency functions and policies.

DPM Secretary, Taies Sansan said, “The Functions Expenditure Review (FER) is a critical government reform conducted by DPM to know if agencies are performing their mandated functions, and if they have outlined their short and long-term plans to achieve the National Government’s 20-year Strategic Development Plan (SDP) and realise Vision 2050.”

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.

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.

DPM executives sign contracts

Deputy Secretary Executive Resourcing Services, Vele Ravugamini, has been confirmed to his position after being in the acting capacity since 2018. He signed his contract for three years. 

Director Corporate Affairs & Capacity Building, Michael Moke, also signed his contract for three years while two senior officers, Elison Kalimet and Roselyn Rakuavia, have been elevated as Acting Deputy Secretaries respectively whilst the two positions will be re-advertised.  

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.

NEC abolishes agencies

In a statement, Acting Secretary of the Department of Personnel Management, Taies Sansan, said the abolished offices are part of the Government’s Public Sector Reform Agenda aimed at removing duplication of functions and improving service delivery.

The Acting Secretary said DPM will deal with all human resource matters regarding both abolished agencies.

Senior public servants sworn in

The signing took place before Governor General Sir Bob Dadae and Acting Secretary for the Department of Personnel Management, Taies Sansan.

Five senior public servants had their employment contracts executed by Sir Bob Dadae today at the Government house.

Gulf and Morobe provincial administrators, Marc Orisuru Avai and Bart Ipambonj, will be the provincial heads for the next four years.