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

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Secretary for the Civil Service

Mr NIP Tak-kuen, Patrick, JP

Biography

Mr Nip was appointed the Secretary for the Civil Service of the fifth-term Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on 22 April, 2020.  He was formerly the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs of the same term government from 1 July, 2017 to 21 April, 2020.

Mr Nip received a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong and a Master Degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School in the United States.  He has also studied at the Oxford University and attended national studies courses at the Chinese Academy of Governance.

Mr Nip joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong government in August 1986.  Since then, he has served in various bureaux and departments, including the former City and New Territories Administration, the former Deputy Chief Secretary's Office, the former Trade and Industry Branch, the former Finance Branch, the former Civil Service Branch, the former Trade Department, the Chief Executive's Office, the former Health and Welfare Bureau, the Office of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in Beijing and the former Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.

He was appointed the Director of Social Welfare in August 2009, the Director (Special Duties) of the Chief Secretary for Administration's Private Office in June 2013, the Director of Information Services in February 2014 and the Permanent Secretary for Food and Health (Health) in July 2016.

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

Mrs YEUNG HO Poi-yan, Ingrid, JP

Biography

Mrs Yeung joined the civil service in 1986.  She has served in various bureaux and departments, including the former City and New Territories Administration, the former Constitutional Affairs Branch, the Department of Health, the former Security Branch, the Home Affairs Department, the former Environment and Food Bureau and the former Health, Welfare and Food Bureau.  She was appointed Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service in 2008, Commissioner for Transport in 2012 and Permanent Secretary for Education in 2017.  On 7 August 2020, Mrs Yeung 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

Mrs CHEUNG FUNG Wing-ping, Angelina, JP

Biography

Mrs Cheung joined the civil service in 1992. She was Principal Assistant Secretary in the Civil Service Bureau in 2001, Assistant Director in the Home Affairs Department in 2002, Principal Assistant Secretary in the Food and Health Bureau in 2007 and then Principal Assistant Secretary in the Labour and Welfare Bureau in 2011. She served as Deputy Secretary for Education in 2012 and Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs in 2017. Mrs Cheung became Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 1 in August 2020.

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

Miss CHAN Wai-yan, Ann

Biography

Miss Chan joined the civil service in 1997.  She was Principal Assistant Secretary in the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau in 2008 and then Assistant Commissioner in the Tourism Commission in 2011.  She served as Principal Assistant Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport) in 2015 and Co-ordinator (Policy Address) in 2020.  Miss Chan became Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 2 in December 2020.

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 POON Wai-wing, Gary, JP

Biography

Mr Poon joined the civil service in 1994.  He was Principal Assistant Secretary in the former Constitutional Affairs Bureau in 2006 and Administrative Assistant to Secretary for Justice in 2010.  He served as Principal Assistant Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury (Treasury) in 2014 and Deputy Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce and Industry) in 2017.  Mr Poon became the Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service 3 in April 2020.

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 CHAN Shun-hee, Hermes, JP

Biography

Mr Chan joined the civil service in 1987 and has worked in various government bureaux and departments.  He was Principal Executive Officer (Project Planning and Accommodation) in the Judiciary in 2016.  Mr Chan became the Director of General Grades in October 2018.

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
  • 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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