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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 [...]

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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)

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 [...]

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Samoa prepares for First Review following its recent Accession to the UNCAC

The United Nations Development Program through its United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project conducted a 2-day training focusing on the implementation review mechanism of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). The training was requested by the Public Service Commission on behalf of the Government, to familiarize Government officials with the review mechanism that will [...]

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Samoa Accedes to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption

Samoa has finally acceded to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. This was made official when the Prime Minister of Samoa signed the Instrument of Accession in April this year. This milestone culminates years of consultations and workshops amongst Government agencies, non-government organizations, media and the private sector. Most of these sessions had been made [...]

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