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Sector Outcomes Mapping for the New Public Administration Sector Plan 2019 – 2024 Completed

The Public Administration Sector is in the final phase of the development process of the new Public Administration Sector Plan 2019 – 2024. In accordance with the Government of Samoa Sector Planning Manual 2015, the Sector completed its Outcomes Mapping workshop on the 21st June, 2019 at the Development Bank Conference Room. The workshop was [...]

July 16th, 2019|ed18|Comments Off on Sector Outcomes Mapping for the New Public Administration Sector Plan 2019 – 2024 Completed

United Nations Public Service Day, awards ceremony & public service forum

Members of the Office of the Public Service Commission represented Samoa at the 2019 United Nations Public Service Day, Awards Ceremony and Public Service Forum from the 24th – 26th June 2019, Baku, Azerbaijan. The Public Service Day and Awards Ceremony is an annual event to commemorate creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions [...]

July 16th, 2019|ed18|Comments Off on United Nations Public Service Day, awards ceremony & public service forum

“Samoa 2040” looks at transforming Samoa to a higher growth path in the next 20 years

Public seminars to discuss Samoa’s development agenda for the next 20 years took place in both Upolu and Savaii on the 14th and 28th of June 2019. There is no long-term national plan at the moment that outlines the direction for development in all facets of the economy. The Strategy for the Development of Samoa [...]

July 16th, 2019|ed18|Comments Off on “Samoa 2040” looks at transforming Samoa to a higher growth path in the next 20 years

Asia Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) International of Health and Welfare (IUHW) Scholarship Program

The ALFS/IUHW Scholarship Program is now open for applications for the 2020 academic year for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies in health and welfare related programs. Applications for next year's intake are due on the 15 September 2019. Please note that the program has a Japanese language requirement and perhaps may be suitable (but not [...]

July 10th, 2019|psoc|Comments Off on Asia Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) International of Health and Welfare (IUHW) Scholarship Program

S1134 Basic Computing Skills

The influence of technology in work environments is without dispute. The growing necessity of computers in any workplace, demands that employees must be efficient users. The Basic Computing Skills training addressed the need for efficient use of the Microsoft programmes, the internet and email for correspondences in the workplaces. A few government ministries and State-Owned [...]

June 20th, 2019|hrd|Comments Off on S1134 Basic Computing Skills

Gender mainstreaming training conducted for the Public Service and to commemorate international Women’s Day

The Public Service Commission (PSC) together with the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) conducted a Gender Mainstreaming Training for the Public Service in Samoa on the 27th of February – 1st of March, 2019. Gender mainstreaming is an emerging cross cutting issue [...]

April 1st, 2019|ed17|Comments Off on Gender mainstreaming training conducted for the Public Service and to commemorate international Women’s Day

Consultation findings pave the way for new Public Administration Sector Plan.

A post consultation briefing on the assessment of the state of the Public Service was held on the 20th March, 2019 at the Development Bank of Samoa (DBS) Building, level 6 Conference Room. The Report on the findings from the assessment culminated months of extensive research and consultations undertaken by Dr. Gerald Gahima, Ms. Vanessa [...]

April 1st, 2019|ed17|Comments Off on Consultation findings pave the way for new Public Administration Sector Plan.

Singapore lends assistance in Human Resource Management and Development for Senior Executives in the Public Sector

The Government of Samoa through the office of the Public Service Commission partnered with the Singapore Government through its Civil Service College to conduct a training on Human Resource Management and Development for Senior Executives in the Public Service on the 12th – 15th March, 2019. The programme was an opportunity for Senior Executives in [...]

April 1st, 2019|ed17|Comments Off on Singapore lends assistance in Human Resource Management and Development for Senior Executives in the Public Sector

IELTS English Language Testing

The Australian High Commission, Apia has secured the services of The University of Auckland to conduct the IELTS test in Samoa for its scholarship awardees. For independent applicants that are interested in sitting the IELTS test please contact the IELTS Manager: Hannah Melhuish IELTS Manager The University of Auckland English Language Academy Email: h.melhuish@auckland.ac.nz Telephone: [...]

November 2nd, 2018|psoc|Comments Off on IELTS English Language Testing

Finance and Administration

A training on Finance and Administration, the 4th PSC training for FY2018/2019 was held at the PSC Conference Room from the 24th to the 27th of September. Knowledge deteriorates over time and with the rapid changes due to the level of technology, knowledge and skills are to be refreshed and built from time to time. [...]

October 10th, 2018|hrd|Comments Off on Finance and Administration