The constitution of the Independent State of Samoa states that, There shall be a Public Service Commission of Samoa, which shall consist of not more than three persons appointed by the Head of State, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister.
The Head of State, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, shall appoint one of the members of the Public Service Commission to be Chairman.
No Person shall be appointed to be or shall remain a member of the Public Service Commission:
- If he is not or ceases to be citizen of Samoa; or
- If he is or becomes a Member of Parliament
No member of the Public Service Commission shall hold concurrently any other office in the Public Service
The powers of the Public Service Commission shall not be affected by any vacancy in the number of its members, and any proceedings of the Commission shall be valid notwithstanding that some person who was not entitled to do so took part in those proceedings.