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Another ‘Public Service Day’ celebration a success

The Cabinet through FK (19) 32, approved the annual Public Service Day (PSD) to be commemorated on Friday the 27th of September 2019. Similar to the PSD 2018 celebrations, Government Agencies were asked to commemorate the day in their own way. The focus of the PSD relayed in the PSC Circular Memorandum 2019/06 reiterated for [...]

October 17th, 2019|PS Day|Comments Off on Another ‘Public Service Day’ celebration a success

Samoa reviews Fiji in second cycle of UNCAC implementation reviews

In August 2018, Samoa was drawn as a reviewing State Party for Fiji in the second review cycle, together with the United Kingdom. Samoa was tasked with the review of Chapter 2 of the UN Convention Against Corruption on preventive measures. Between August 2018 – June 2019, the PSC as the focal point for the [...]

October 17th, 2019|ed19|Comments Off on Samoa reviews Fiji in second cycle of UNCAC implementation reviews

Opportunities to improve the public sector discussed at the Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ Conference 2019

The Pacific Public Service Commissioner’s Conference (PPSCC) brings together public services to discuss issues and opportunities to improve public sectors. This year’s gathering was hosted by the New Zealand Government in Wellington from the 25-27 September 2019, and was attended by 18 countries from around the vast Pacific Ocean. The Samoa public service was represented [...]

October 17th, 2019|ed19|Comments Off on Opportunities to improve the public sector discussed at the Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ Conference 2019

Samoa’s first review for the implementation of the UN convention against corruption near completion

Samoa was currently being reviewed for the first time under the Implementation Review Mechanism of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), since acceding in April 2018. Samoa was being reviewed by South Sudan and Oman, with technical assistance provided by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Acceding to the UNCAC was a key [...]

October 17th, 2019|ed19|Comments Off on Samoa’s first review for the implementation of the UN convention against corruption near completion

USAID climate ready project facilitates project preparation training for government and private sector

The USAID in partnership with the Government of Samoa through the Public Service Commission held a five-day Project Preparation training to boost the capacity of participants to help facilitate the flow of climate change adaptation finance in the country. The Chairman of the Public Service Commission – Aiono Mose Su’a delivered the opening remarks and [...]

October 17th, 2019|ed19|Comments Off on USAID climate ready project facilitates project preparation training for government and private sector

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

NUS – Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Scholarships

The National University of Samoa (NUS) in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) are calling for application for ten(10) scholarships tenable in 2020 at the school of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. Semester 1: Commencement Date: 10 February 2020. Requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed: 1) The National University of [...]

July 10th, 2019|psoc|Comments Off on NUS – Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Scholarships

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