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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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