Functions of the Public Service Commission

In accordance with Section 126(1) of the 2013 Constitution, the Public Service Commission has the following functions:

a) To appoint permanent secretaries with the agreement of the Prime Minister

b) To remove permanent secretaries with the agreement of the Prime Minister

c) To institute the disciplinary action against permanent secretaries

d) To make such other appointments and perform such other duties, functions and responsibilities as may be prescribed by written law.

In addition to its constitutional functions, the Public Service Commission is responsible for setting consistent service standards across the Fijian Civil Service including issuing guidelines such as the Open Merit Based Recruitment and Selection Guideline and administering the Procedural Review Process and Performance Assesment Framework that encompasses the monitoring of the core deliverables of the permanent secretaries. The Public Service Commission is supported by a secretariat based at the Ministry of Civil Service.