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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

2020 COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP UNITED KINGDOM

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) is now inviting applications from Samoa for the Commonwealth Masters Scholarship tenable in the United Kingdom from September/October 2020. The Commonwealth Masters scholarships will be offered under the following six development themes: 1) Science & Technology for development including agriculture, veterinary science or forestry 2) Health 3) Economic prosperity 4) [...]

November 2nd, 2018|psoc|Comments Off on 2020 COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP UNITED KINGDOM

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