15 May 2020
To recognise the commitment from our Job Evaluators for their dedication over the past 12 months to help develop a well led and trusted Public Sector through job evaluations, the Office of the Public Service Commissioner (OPSC) hosted the Job Evaluators to a morning tea on Wednesday, 13 May 2020.
“If our employees know what their roles are in their respective Ministries and Agencies, they will be able to know what their contributions to their Ministries overall goals are”, stated OPSC Human Resources (HR) Manager, Teresa Tararo. “Our employees will also know how and when their performance will be measured”, Tararo further added.
Regular Job Evaluator Angelique Elisaia finds the experience rewarding because she is learning all the time about what each Ministry or Agency does. For Uirangi Bishop, another regular Evaluator, “Being on the Job Evaluation Committee has helped me understand the necessity in having good job descriptions, as it will help you the employee know what skills and experience is required to perform a specific role, and how success is measured in the role.”
Job Evaluators are made up of members of the Public Service, Crown Agencies, State Owned Enterprises and the Private Sector and from July 2019 to the end of April 2020, they have collectively evaluated 641 Job Descriptions across the Public Sector including Crown Agencies, the Pa Enua Island Governments, USP and CISNOC.
Job Evaluation Facilitator and HR Advisor Maybelline Bullen described these Job Evaluators as being passionate volunteers. Many are desirous of seeing progressive and high-performing Public Sector Employees, which is why the same few volunteers regularly put their hands up when called on by OPSC to help out with job evaluations.
OPSC CEO Myra Patai presented each Evaluator with a mobile phone voucher and thanked each Evaluator for contributing to the Public Sector vision of a Public Service of Excellence.