FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICIAL CIRCULAR
||DATE: 30th September, 2015
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
THE FIJI PUBLIC SERVICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ADVERTISEMENTS must be submitted on plain paper together with GP Form 140 for each vacancy.APPLICATIONS for vacancies must be made on GP142 Form stating the appropriate reference number and submitted via the Head of the Employee's Department. All applicants must include their Curriculum Vitae (CV) with GP142 Form.GP 142 Form can be downloaded from our website: www.psc.gov.fj CLOSING DATE for all applications for the posts advertised in this circular will be 14 days from the date of publication shown above. Late applications will not be considered.JOB DESCRIPTIONS Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Ministry or Department concerned.CIRCULATIONS Permanent Secretaries and Head of Departments are to ensure that copies of this circular are made available to all employees by distributing them as widely as possible. A copy should be placed on the Ministry/Department's Notice Board. Those going on in-service training abroad should make arrangements to be informed of matters of interest to them.RECRUITMENT AND PROMOTION POLICY The Fiji Public Service is an equal employment opportunity employer and vacancies are opened to all Fiji citizens. The following extracts from the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, Section 127 (8) (b) should be considered in all cases.“(b) The qualification requirements for appointment and the process to be followed for appointment, which must be an open, transparent and competitive selection process based on merit.” APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION The following extracts from Regulation 5 of the Public Service (General) Regulations, 1999 should be carefully observed by all recommending employees.Subsection (1): The appointment or promotion of a person to an office pursuant to Part 6 Section 12 of the 2013 Constitution Section (8) (b) must be made on the basis of merit after an open, competitive selection process.Subsection (2): An appointment or promotion may only be made if -(a) the vacancy in the office, or a vacancy in an office with the same duties, was notified in a Public Service Official Circular within the last year as open to any citizen of the State;(b) an assessment has been made of the relative suitability of the candidates for the duties, after interview or using another competitive selection process;(c) the assessment was based on the relationship between the candidate's work-related qualities and the work-related qualities genuinely required for the duties;(d) the assessment focused on the relative capacity of the candidates to perform the duties.Subsection (3): The following work-related qualities may be taken into account in making an assessment referred to in sub regulation (2): -(a) skills and abilities;(b) qualifications, training and competencies;(c) standard of work performance;(d) capacity to perform at the level required;(e) demonstrated potential for further development;(f) ability to contribute to team performance.Subsection (4): Sub regulation (3) does not prevent any other relevant matter being taken into account.Subsequently in accordance with the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, Section 127 (8) will be effective 1st January, 2014 vide PSC Circular No. 57/2013.
Permanent Secretary for the Public Service
or telephone Mrs. Uma Prasad on 3314588 ext 292 of the Public Service Commission.......................................................................................................Items for publication in the next issue of the Fiji Public Service Official Circular should reach the Commission as follows:Circular dated : 30/09/2015Before noon : 15/09/2015Circular dated : 15/10/2015Before noon : 30/09/2015......................................................................................................