Department of Public Administration

Organisation, development and administration of an efficient and effective Public Service


The Commonwealth Secretariat organised a one-week online training programme on Government Performance Management in February 2021.

Department of Public Administration organized training on Common Service Standards for front liners.

“Strengthening Public Service Performance: Translating Results-Based Management in to Action” was theme of the Symposium that was held on 22nd June 2017 at Savoy Resort and Spa Hotel at Beau Vallon, on the occasion of Public Service Day. The Symposium was organised in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Economic Planning and supported by the Word Bank.   

The Department of Public Administration rewarded six of long service staff in a short ceremony as part of its activities in December 2017. Mrs. Yvonia Richardson -Director General was recognised as the longest serving employee of DPA.

The above training programme took place in Singapore from 25th-29th April in Singapore. The programme provided an interactive platform for government officials to share, explore and discuss issues and challenges that leaders face in public policy development and administrative reforms.The Department was represented by Mr. Michel Bistoquet – Senior Policy Analyst in the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat.

Vice-President Danny Faure has urged all staff of the Department of Public Administration (DPA) to deliver better service, go for high standard and serve with a smile in their everyday work.

In the context of salary administration, general public service means all public service employees excluding CEOs and Constitutional Appointees.