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SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, PERMANENT SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE AND THE DEPUTIES

Photo of Mr LAW Chi-kong, Joshua, GBS, JP  

Secretary for the Civil Service

Mr LAW Chi-kong, Joshua, GBS, JP

Biography

Mr Law joined the Administrative Service in 1980.  He served in a number of bureaux and departments during his civil service career, including the former Urban Services Department, the former Office of the Unofficial Members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, the former City and New Territories Administration, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, the former Lands and Works Branch and the former Constitutional Affairs Branch.  He became Principal Assistant Secretary for the Civil Service in 1994 and Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower in 1996.

After reunification, Mr Law became Private Secretary to the Chief Executive.  He was appointed Director-General of Trade (later renamed Director-General of Trade and Industry) in 1999, Permanent Representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva in 2002, Permanent Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (Transport) in 2004, Permanent Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs in 2007, and Permanent Secretary for Security in 2012.  On 1 July 2017, Mr Law was appointed Secretary for the Civil Service.

Schedule of Responsibilities

  • Head of Civil Service Bureau, responsible for the overall management and development of the civil service to ensure that the civil service serves the best interests of the community and delivers various services in a trustworthy, efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Setting civil service policies and securing the necessary approval and funding for implementing these policies
  • Explaining civil service policies and issues, and answering related enquiries from the Legislative Council, staff associations, government departments and the general public

Declaration of Interest

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Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service

Mr CHOW Tat-ming, Thomas, JP

Biography

Mr Chow joined the civil service in 1984.  He has served in various bureaux and departments, including the former City and New Territories Administration, the Social Welfare Department, the former General Duties Branch, the former Monetary Affairs Branch, the former Government House, the Financial Secretary's Office, the former Transport Bureau and the former Environment and Food Bureau. He was appointed Deputy Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (Transport) in 2004, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services in 2006, and Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) in 2009.  On 14 September 2015, Mr Chow was appointed Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service.

Schedule of Responsibilities

  • Overview of implementation of civil service policies
  • Administrative Officer Grade management
  • Steer and co-ordination of initiatives to modernise civil service management
  • Directorate succession and senior directorate management matters
  • Controlling Officer for financial resources and overall responsibility for bureau administration and related matters
  • Overview of directorate establishment and policy on civil service establishment matters

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Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 1

Mr MAK Tak-wai, Eddie, JP

Biography

Mr Mak joined the civil service in 1991. He was Principal Assistant Secretary in the former Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau in 1998, and Principal Assistant Secretary in the Civil Service Bureau in 2002. He was appointed the Director-General, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Washington in 2006, and Deputy Postmaster General in 2010. Mr Mak became the Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 1 in October 2012 .

Schedule of Responsibilities

  • Policies on the entry system, recruitment, appointments and promotion
  • Policies on retirement, retirement benefits system, post-service employment and management-initiated exit arrangement
  • Co-ordinating the development of strategic Human Resource Management initiatives
  • Co-ordinating directorate establishment matters
  • Co-ordinating directorate succession and training and development plan
  • Assisting Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service in Administrative Officer Grade management
  • Head of the Official Languages Officer, Simultaneous Interpreter and Calligraphist Grades
  • Policy on the use of official languages in the civil service
  • Integrity checking
  • Establishment and organisation related issues in respect of certain bureaux and their groups of departments
  • Policy matters concerning the Public Service Commission

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Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 2

Ms WONG Pui-man, Amy

Biography

Ms Wong joined the civil service in 1996. She was Principal Assistant Secretary in the Education Bureau in 2007 and Principal Assistant Secretary in the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau in 2011. She served as Principal Assistant Secretary in the Security Bureau in 2012 and Principal Assistant Secretary in the Civil Service Bureau in 2015. Ms Wong became the Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 2 in October 2017.

Schedule of Responsibilities

  • Policy on civil service pay
  • Policy on service-wide conditions of service
  • Establishment and organisation related issues in respect of certain bureaux and their groups of departments

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Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 3 

Mr CHAN Sui-wai, Eric

Biography

Mr Chan joined the civil service in 1996. He was Principal Assistant Secretary in the former Environment, Transport and Works Bureau in 2005 (later re-titled Assistant Director of Environmental Protection) and Administrative Assistant to Secretary for the Environment in 2007. He served as Assistant Commissioner for Television and Entertainment Licensing (later re-titled as Assistant Director (Film, Newspaper & Article Administration)) in 2011. Mr Chan became the Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 3 in September 2016.

Schedule of Responsibilities

  • Policy on conduct and discipline
  • Promotion of integrity in the civil service
  • Policy on training and development
  • Head of the Training Officer Grade
  • Promotion of human resource management practices
  • Policy on legal assistance to civil servants
  • Policy on occupational health and safety in the civil service
  • Policy on staff relations and welfare

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Director of General Grades

Mr LI Pak-hong, JP

Biography

Mr Li joined the civil service in 1981 and has worked in various government departments and bureaux. He was Principal Executive Officer (Management) in the Civil Service Bureau in 2006 and was appointed Chief Electoral Officer in the Registration and Electoral Office in 2011. Mr Li became the Director of General Grades in October 2016.

Schedule of Responsibilities

  • Overall management, training and development of the Executive Officer, Clerical and Secretarial Grades (the General Grades)
  • Formulation and implementation of human resource management policies for the General Grades
  • Containing the size of the civil service 
  • Non-civil service contract staff scheme
  • Establishment and organisation related issues in respect of certain bureaux and their group of departments
  • Civil service examinations
  • Bureau's e-business co-ordinator

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