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Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 2018

The Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships is managed by the Australian Department of Education and Training, and provide opportunities for overseas citizens to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Eligible applicants can apply online for the following: Program or Professional Development you wish to undertake Endeavour Scholarship Type Duration General Comments Masters or [...]

June 19th, 2017|psoc|0 Comments

Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship 2017

NOTICE OF EMBASSY OF JAPAN JAPANESE GOVERNMENT (MEXT) SCHOLARSHIP MEXT offers three types of scholarship to Samoan citizens to study at Japanese universities/institutions for professional improvement. Application for scholarship is now available from the Embassy of Japan Scholarship for Research Students (Scholarship period: 2 years) Applicants must have been born on or after April 2, [...]

June 19th, 2017|psoc|0 Comments

PSC Monitoring and Evaluation visit identifies critical HR issues

The Public Service Commission conducted its second round of combined Monitoring and Evaluation visits for the financial year 2016/2017 from 16th January to the 3rd February 2017.  The Public Administration Sector Coordination Division (PASCD) monitored the development of Service Charters and Complaints Management Processes, as a result of the 2nd PASP annual review in 2016. [...]

April 18th, 2017|ed9|Comments Off on PSC Monitoring and Evaluation visit identifies critical HR issues

Strengthening the responsiveness of Central Agencies a highlight of Human Resource Coordinators Forum

 The 3rd Human Resource Coordinators (HRC) Forum for Financial Year 2016/17 was held on Thursday 30th March 2017. A total of 16 Human Resource Coordinators and 15 observers attended the Forum. The final HRC Forum for this financial year is scheduled for June 2017.  The Forum noted the need to strengthen the responsiveness of Central [...]

April 18th, 2017|ed9|Comments Off on Strengthening the responsiveness of Central Agencies a highlight of Human Resource Coordinators Forum

Phase 3 for SPS Functional Analysis takes Shape

The Office of the Public Service Commission in partnership with the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) conducted a 1-week ‘work-hack’ focusing on the design of Implementation Plans for the Functional Analysis recommendations approved by Cabinet in October, 2016. More than 60 participants from selected Government Ministries attended the full-day sessions held at the Hotel Millennia [...]

April 18th, 2017|ed9|Comments Off on Phase 3 for SPS Functional Analysis takes Shape

First CEO Forum for FY 2016/17 a Success

On the 22nd of March 2017, the Office of the Public Service Commission hosted the 1st Public Sector Chief Executive Officers Forum (CEO Forum) for financial year 2016/2017 at Hotel Elisa. More than 50 participants attended the event. The annual gathering is an opportunity for CEOs to discuss and share best practices to address issues [...]

April 18th, 2017|2017, ed9|Comments Off on First CEO Forum for FY 2016/17 a Success

Matsumae Research Fellowship Program, Japan 2018

The Matsumae International Foundation in Japan is a non-government organization that gives a total of 20 fully-funded Fellowships to non-Japanese nationals per year to undertake studies and research, particularly in the fields of natural science, engineering and medicine, at any Japanese University. Proposed Fellowships in Japan must be between 3 months to 6 months, where [...]

February 25th, 2017|psoc|Comments Off on Matsumae Research Fellowship Program, Japan 2018

Public Servants Encouraged to be the Solution in Improving Service Delivery

The Honourable Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Afioga Sala Sili Epa in his opening speech encouraged public servants to be the solution in improving service delivery. The 5th Annual Public Service Day was held on 30 September 2016 to celebrate and recognize the public sector’s contribution to the national development of Samoa. The [...]

November 2nd, 2016|ed07|Comments Off on Public Servants Encouraged to be the Solution in Improving Service Delivery

Functional Analysis Report approved by Cabinet for Implementation

The first 2 phases of the Functional Analysis Review that was carried out by the Office of the Public Service  Commission  is  now  complete  and  the reports   have   been   approved   by   Cabinet   for implementation. The purpose of the review was to improve the ‘machinery of government’ and its performance through redefining its priorities and reviewing [...]

November 2nd, 2016|ed07|Comments Off on Functional Analysis Report approved by Cabinet for Implementation

Public Sector Agencies Receives Refresher Training on Recruitment and Selection

The Public Service Commission through its Human Resource Management Division conducted a series of training on organization review, the recruitment and   selection   process   and   the   Performance Management System. The sessions aimed at improving human resource management in the public service. They were in line with Goal 2 of the Public Administration Sector Plan  that  looks  [...]

November 2nd, 2016|ed07|Comments Off on Public Sector Agencies Receives Refresher Training on Recruitment and Selection