Cabinet Approves Appointment of CEO/Secretary of Public Service Commission

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CABINET APPROVES THE APPOINTMENT OF THE SECRETARY/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

(GOVT. PRESS SECRETARIAT) – Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday, 29th March 2023 approved the appointment of Mr Kolone Tikeri as the Secretary to the Public Service Commission. Nine candidates interviewed for this position.

Mr. Tikeri graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2021 from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management, Economics and Public Administration from the University of the South Pacific.

Mr. Tikeri started his career at the Public Service Commission and worked therein for four years.

He moved on promotion to the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development in 2008, as the Principal Officer for Human Resource and Administration. From 2010 to 2018, Tikeri worked at Samoa Water Authority, firstly as the Human Resource Advisor, and subsequently promoted to be the first Manager of the Authority’s Corporate Services. Currently, Tikeri works as an Administrative Specialist for the United Nations Environment Programme, at its Pacific Office in Apia.

Tikeri is 40 years old. He is married with children and hails from the villages of Lalomanu, Aleipata and Vaitoloa.

The position of the CEO/Secretary to the Commission was disestablished in 2015. Cabinet in 2022 reinstated the position, as part of its long term vision, and reforms for human resource, capacity, and professional development for the public service.

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FAAMAONIA E LE KAPENETA LE TOFIGA O LE FAILAUTUSI O LE KOMISI O GALUEGA A LE MALO

Na faamaonia e le Kapeneta i lana Fonotaga o le Aso Lulu, 29 Mati, 2023 le fautuaga a le Komiti sa faatinoina faatalatalanoaga, le tofia o le susuga i a Kolone Tikeri e avea ma Failautusi o le Komisi o Galuega a le Malo, o le Ofisa Sili foi lea o le Ofisa o le Komisi o Galuega a le Malo. O lenei avanoa na soloia i le 2015 o se vaega o nisi o fesuiaiga i lea vaitaimi. Peitai, o le tausaga na te’a nei, 2022 na faamaonia ai e le Kapeneta le toe faatuina o lenei avanoa.

O Kolone Tikeri o lo o ia umia le Faailoga o le Matuaofaiva i mataupu tau pisinisi mai i le Iunivesite o Newcastle i Ausetalia. O loo ia umia foi le Faailoga Tikeri i tulaga tau Pulega ma le Faafoeina o Galuega mai i le Iunivesite o le Pasefika.

Na amata galue Tikeri i le Komisi o Galuega a le Malo, ma sa faigaluega ai mo le 4 tausaga. Ona se’e atu ai lea i le Matagaluega o Tina ma Tamaitai o se Ofisa Sinia Autu, i tulaga tau i Pulega ma le faafoeina o galuega mo le lua tausaga. Sa siitia lona tulaga ma se’e atu ai i le 2010 i le Pulega o le Suavai, o se faufautua i le faafoeina o galuega. Mulimuli ane sa tofia ai e avea ma Pule o le Vaega o Auaunaga Lautele mo le Pulega o le Suavai. O loo faigaluega nei i se tasi o lala o Malo Aufaatasi, o se Faufautua Faapitoa i le faafoeina o tagata faigaluega.

Ua 40 tausaga o Tikeri ma ua faaipoipo. O ona alalafaga o Lalomanu ma Vaitoloa.