Our Publications

The Samoa Public Service Commission issues a range of information covering a wide range of HR issues. The following manuals, legislations, reports and plans are current under the Public Service Act 2004.

Legislation

Public Service Act

Public Service Regulations 2008

Constitution of the Independent State of Samoa

Manuals

Recruitment & Selection – Senior Executives Handbook 2016

The purpose of this handbook provides the policy process for recruitment and selection of all Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Contract Employees in the Samoa Public Service.

  • View RnS Handbook 2016

  • View RnS Manual 2014

  • View RnS Manual 2012

Recruitment & Selection – For General Employees 2016

The aim of this manual is to outline the policy, process and procedural guidelines for CEOs, line managers and Human Resource (HR) personnel to recruit, select and appoint the best, most competent person based on merit and that the recruitment, selection and appointment (R&S) processes are carried out in a fair, transparent, consistent and professional manner.

  • View RnS Manual 2016

Managing of the Breaches of Code of Conduct Manual

This Manual is designed to assist Ministries in managing breaches of the Code of Conduct by Officers and Contract Employees in the SPS in accordance with the current legislative framework.

Working Conditions & Entitlements Manual

This Manual provides a factual and clear guide to working conditions and entitlements for all Public Servants in the Samoa Public Service.

Updated 23/06/2021

  • View WCE Manual 2015

  • View WCE Manual 2009

Guidelines

MANAGING CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS

GUIDELINES FOR INDEPENDENT PANEL MEMBERS

SPS MERIT POLICY

GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

GUIDELINES FOR SELECTION PANEL MEMBERS

Plans

Public Administration Sector Plan

This Plan reflects the commitment of the Public Administration to increase its efficiency and effectiveness for high quality public administration service that is consistent and client focused.

  • View PASP 2020-2025

  • View PASP 2013/14–2017/18

  • View PASP 2007-2011

Corporate Plan

The Office of the Public Service Commission presents its Corporate Direction planned for the next five years: 2020 – 2025.

  • View Plan 2020-2025

  • View Plan 2015-2019

  • View PASP 2011-2014

Samoa Public Service Workforce Plan

This Plan reflects the strategic direction and logical progression of the activities the commission has set for itself in the medium term.

  • View Plan 2013-2016

Management Plan

This Plan outlines outputs, divisional activities and performance measures to measure performances of the Public Service Commission

  • View Plan 2021-2022

  • View Plan 2019-2020

  • View Plan 2018-2019

  • View Plan 2017-2018

Reports

Annual Reports

Public Service Commission’s annual report on its activities.

PSC Human Resource Management Monitoring and Evaluation Report

Samoa Public Service Day Report 2019

Newsletter & Other

Public Administration Sector Newsletter

Public Service Official Circular Calendar 2022