Cabinet has today confirmed the appointment of Lauano Vaosa Epa as the new Chair of the Public Service Commission for the short term, until April 2022.
Lauano had been serving alongside Auelua Samuelu Enari as one of two Commissioners of the Public Service prior to her promotion to lead the PSC following the retirement of Aiono Mose Sua last month.
The appointment was confirmed by Prime Minister Hon Fiame Naomi Mataafa during her weekly post-Cabinet session with the media.
“We have appointed Lauano Vaosa Epa, who has been serving as a Commissioner to the Public Service Commission, to move into the position of Chair of the Public Service Commission for the remaining part of her three-year contract, which will conclude in April next year,” said Fiame.
“The Public Service Commission of course serves a very significant and important part in the workings of Government, and we are pleased that we can have the continuity of leadership in the Public Service Commission through this appointment of Lauano,” added the Prime Minister.
Prior to joining the Commission, Lauano served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet (MPMC). She was the first woman ever to be appointed to that post, when she took over from Va’asatia Poloma Komiti.