Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Onika Miller has retained prominent attorney, Caroline Hay, as she moves to clarify the circumstances surrounding her resignation.
The resignation takes effect on October 1.
Mrs. Hay this afternoon secured a withdrawal and apology from the RJR Communications Group, which had inaccurately reported that Miss Miller was due to appear at an upcoming disciplinary hearing before the Public Service Commission.
Earlier this week, Minister with responsibility for Sport in the Office of the Prime Minister, Natalie Neita Headley commented at a media briefing, that there are several other competent Permanent Secretaries available.
In a statement this afternoon, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, says Miss Miller has made an important and outstanding contribution to the development of Jamaica through administrative leadership in the public sector.
The Prime Minister says she had full discussions with Miss Miller about her resignation, as she prepares to assume a new job outside the public service.
The Prime Minister says she wishes to place on record her deep and sincere appreciation for the tireless, competent and high quality service that Miss Miller provided to her and to her office.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Office of the Services Commission said it wishes to categorically state that Miss Miller has given unblemished service and at no time during her 19-years in the job has there been any disciplinary or grievance matter.