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PSC updates Working Conditions and entitlements Manual

On the 5th March 2012, the Office of the Public Service Commission sent out a circular memorandum (PSC Circular Memorandum 2012/09) to all Ministries and Offices under PSC jurisdiction on the review of the working conditions and entitlements for Officers (permanent staff), Contract Employees and Wage Workers.  These consultations occurred from the 12-16 March 2012. [...]

April 9th, 2016|2016, ed5, News|Comments Off on PSC updates Working Conditions and entitlements Manual

Review aims for improved policy coordination

The Central Agencies Committee (CAC) made up of the Office of the Public Service Commission, the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Ministry of Finance, are in the process of reviewing its Terms of Reference.  The Cabinet Handbook notes that these agencies are referred to as central due   to   the   nature   of   [...]

April 9th, 2016|2016, ed5, News|Comments Off on Review aims for improved policy coordination

Civil Service Institute for Samoa?

The Public Service Commission has begun discussions around the creation of a Civil Service Institute for the Samoa Public Sector. A concept paper developed by the Human Resource Division shows the imminent need for a more structured and standardised mechanism to deliver training for the public sector. The current Public Administration Sector Plan places a [...]

April 9th, 2016|2016, ed5, News|Comments Off on Civil Service Institute for Samoa?

Government Service Delivery Survey to be rolled out in 2016

The Public Administration Sector Plan 2014-2018 places a strong emphasis on client satisfaction and ensuring that the public service provides quality service at all times. Improving the quality of public service delivery is one of the primary goals for PASP. The public administration exists to serve the people of Samoa and several activities have been [...]

December 20th, 2015|ed4|Comments Off on Government Service Delivery Survey to be rolled out in 2016

PSC undertakes Harassment Survey for the Public Administration

The Office of the Public Service Commission undertook a Harassment Survey of the public administration in December 2015, to determine whether or not harassment existed in the Public Service workplaces. It also aimed to determine whether an overarching Harassment Policy for the whole Public Service should be developed to address the issue. The survey is [...]

December 20th, 2015|ed4|Comments Off on PSC undertakes Harassment Survey for the Public Administration

Chief Executive Appointments Update from the Commission

The Office of the Public Service Commission has completed the recruitment and selection of the 6 out of eight 8 Chief Executive Officer Positions due in 2015. As per F.K (15) Faapitoa 16 of 11 November 2015 the following appointments were made: Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Agafili Shem Leo Ministry for Revenue: [...]

December 20th, 2015|ed4|Comments Off on Chief Executive Appointments Update from the Commission

Ministry of Public Enterprises established

The Public Administration Sector welcomes the Government’s decision to establish a body to help strengthen the profitability and efficiency of its 29 Public Bodies. The Ministry of Public Enterprises (MPE) officially opened its doors to the public on 24 August 2015, and aims to make a significant contribution to Samoa’s economic growth by exercising a [...]

December 20th, 2015|ed4|Comments Off on Ministry of Public Enterprises established

Government aims to manage population

The Ministry of Finance together with the 14 sectors have come together to develop a Population Policy and a framework for action to coordinate efforts to manage the impacts of population change in Samoa. The policy would replace the national population policy 1998, housed under the Ministry of Health. The 1998 policy was never implemented [...]

December 20th, 2015|ed4|Comments Off on Government aims to manage population

New 4-year SDS in the making

The Government has reinforced its commitment to putting in place a strategic roadmap for Samoa by embarking on the development of a new Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2017-2020 document (SDS). The 4-year document will replace the SDS2012-2016, and will guide economic, social, environmental and infrastructural developments in the country over the next 4 [...]

December 20th, 2015|ed4|Comments Off on New 4-year SDS in the making

Public Administration Sector undertakes first annual review of its 5 Year Sector Plan

The first annual review consultation of the Public Administration Sector Plan (PASP) took place at the Ministry of Health Headquarters, Motootua, Samoa, on  6th August 2015. It was attended by Chief Executives, deputies, and representatives of Government Ministries and Authorities, development partners, the private sector, and civil society. Annual reviews are a requirement under the [...]

September 3rd, 2015|2015, ed3, News|Comments Off on Public Administration Sector undertakes first annual review of its 5 Year Sector Plan