//2016

Public Servants Encouraged to be the Solution in Improving Service Delivery

The Honourable Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Afioga Sala Sili Epa in his opening speech encouraged public servants to be the solution in improving service delivery. The 5th Annual Public Service Day was held on 30 September 2016 to celebrate and recognize the public sector’s contribution to the national development of Samoa. The [...]

November 2nd, 2016|ed07, PS Day|Comments Off on Public Servants Encouraged to be the Solution in Improving Service Delivery

Functional Analysis Report approved by Cabinet for Implementation

The first 2 phases of the Functional Analysis Review that was carried out by the Office of the Public Service  Commission  is  now  complete  and  the reports   have   been   approved   by   Cabinet   for implementation. The purpose of the review was to improve the ‘machinery of government’ and its performance through redefining its priorities and reviewing [...]

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Public Sector Agencies Receives Refresher Training on Recruitment and Selection

The Public Service Commission through its Human Resource Management Division conducted a series of training on organization review, the recruitment and   selection   process   and   the   Performance Management System. The sessions aimed at improving human resource management in the public service. They were in line with Goal 2 of the Public Administration Sector Plan  that  looks  [...]

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Chief Executives gather for annual CEO Forum

The first CEO Forum for FY 2015-2016 was held on the 27th May 2016 at Hotel Elisa. CEO Forums provides an opportunity for all Chief Executives and leaders from the Public Sector to raise certain issues within their respective Ministries or Organizations.  Representatives present accumulated from 19 Ministries and 33 Organizations. The two key areas [...]

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Review aims to further support Human Resource Management

The Office of the Public Service Commission undertook a 2-week informal review exercise of the Public Service Act 2004 in March-April 2016, led by its Legal division.  This is part of activities under Goal 2 of the PASP and targets to have in place an updated legislation and legal framework that would support efficient and [...]

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Strengthening Integrity in the Public Sector

Improving public sector integrity and culture is one of the key Goals for the Public Administration Sector Plan 2014-2018. It is in this connection that a partnership materialized between the Public Administration Sector through the Public Service Commission, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations Development Program, and the United Nations [...]

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PSC updates Working Conditions and entitlements Manual

On the 5th March 2012, the Office of the Public Service Commission sent out a circular memorandum (PSC Circular Memorandum 2012/09) to all Ministries and Offices under PSC jurisdiction on the review of the working conditions and entitlements for Officers (permanent staff), Contract Employees and Wage Workers.  These consultations occurred from the 12-16 March 2012. [...]

April 9th, 2016|2016, ed5, News|Comments Off on PSC updates Working Conditions and entitlements Manual

Review aims for improved policy coordination

The Central Agencies Committee (CAC) made up of the Office of the Public Service Commission, the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Ministry of Finance, are in the process of reviewing its Terms of Reference.  The Cabinet Handbook notes that these agencies are referred to as central due   to   the   nature   of   [...]

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Civil Service Institute for Samoa?

The Public Service Commission has begun discussions around the creation of a Civil Service Institute for the Samoa Public Sector. A concept paper developed by the Human Resource Division shows the imminent need for a more structured and standardised mechanism to deliver training for the public sector. The current Public Administration Sector Plan places a [...]

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