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United States South Pacific Scholarship Program

The United States South Pacific Scholarship Program (USSP), authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides opportunities for Master’s and Bachelor’s degree study at the University of Hawai‘i in fields that are directly relevant [...]

November 2nd, 2018|psoc|Comments Off on United States South Pacific Scholarship Program

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

Development of the new Public Administration Sector Plan

The lifespan of the Public Administration Sector Plan 2013/14 – 2017/18 (PASP) officially ended in July 2018. In light of this, the Public Administration Sector Coordination Division (PASCD) have commenced preparations for the development of its subsequent five-year Plan. Part of these preparations include an End-of-Plan or Post Implementation Report that highlights the achievements, challenges [...]

October 3rd, 2018|ed15|Comments Off on Development of the new Public Administration Sector Plan

Prime Minister urges CEO to improve their standards of service delivery at CEO Forum

The Office of the Public Service Commission through its Human Resource Development Division hosted its first CEO Forum for Fiscal Year 2018/19, at the Samoa Conference Centre on Tuesday 3rd July 2018. The Commission extended invitations to CEO’s of all Government Ministries and Corporations and a total of 41 CEOs and 32 observers attended and [...]

October 3rd, 2018|2018, ed15|Comments Off on Prime Minister urges CEO to improve their standards of service delivery at CEO Forum

PSC Targets Students with Introductory Information Package (IIP)

The annual commemoration of the Public Service day in previous years included exhibitions by Government Agencies showcasing their products and services to students and the general public for their information and awareness. However, it was noted that although these initiatives helped raise the awareness of students and the general public on services provided by Government [...]

October 3rd, 2018|ed15, PS Day|Comments Off on PSC Targets Students with Introductory Information Package (IIP)

Report Writing Training

Writing reports is a difficult task. A report is a short, sharp, concise document which is written for a particular purpose and audience. It generally sets out and analyses a situation or problem, often making recommendations for future action. A training on Report Writing was held at the office of the Public Service Commission (PSC) [...]

September 20th, 2018|hrd|Comments Off on Report Writing Training

Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning as mandated under Employment Instruction No: 20 is crucial in the work of the Public Service. It ensures that all Ministries have the necessary workforce to achieve its legislative and strategic mandate and that human resource decision making is evidenced based. A Workforce Planning three (3) half day Training was therefore held at [...]

August 31st, 2018|hrd|Comments Off on Workforce Planning

Samoa In-Country Training Programme: Project Management Training

The Public Service Commission in partnership with the Oloamanu, delivered its first Samoa In-Country Training Programme for FY18-19 on Project Management held at the Ministry of Health Conference Room at Moto’otua from Monday 20th – Friday 24th August 2018. This program was designed in ensuring that all public servants must able to manage a variety [...]

August 28th, 2018|hrd|Comments Off on Samoa In-Country Training Programme: Project Management Training

Human Resource Coordinators calls for Best Practices to Improve Human Resource Management in Government Ministries

The Office of the Public Service Commission held its last Human Resource Coordinators (HRCs) Forum for FY17/18 on Monday 25th June 2018. The Forum was used as a great platform for all HRC’s to have the opportunity to come together to share and discuss issues, best practices and HR experiences to improve human resource management [...]

July 11th, 2018|ed14|Comments Off on Human Resource Coordinators calls for Best Practices to Improve Human Resource Management in Government Ministries

Samoa’s Public Service Commission shared Human Resource best practices with Tongan Public Service Commission

The Office of the Samoa Public Service Commission hosted members from the Tongan Public Service Commission who were in Samoa for a work attachment from 25-29 June 2018. The Tongan delegation included Dr. Lia Maka (CEO of PSC Tonga), Mr. Tevita F Fotu (Deputy Secretary-Remuneration) and Mr. Keni Franz Tu’uhetoka (Principal Analyst-Remuneration) to learn our [...]

July 11th, 2018|ed14|Comments Off on Samoa’s Public Service Commission shared Human Resource best practices with Tongan Public Service Commission