VARIOUS permanent secretaries in government signed their performance agreements at the Public Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday.
Of the 22 permanent secretaries, 13 signed their agreements.
PSC chairman Josefa Serulagilagi said they were assessed annually on the agreements.
"Permanent secretaries are being reminded to focus on the key result areas and perform their duties and responsibilities within the timelines and targets set out in their respective Annual Corporate Plans.
"These include the continuous improvement in human resources management and development, proper planning and managing of budgets, reorganising of their respective ministries and departments and a prompt delivery of quality services to ordinary members of the public," Mr Serulagilagi said.
The remaining permanent secretaries will sign their agreements next week, a Ministry of Information statement said.