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[Media Release - OPSC] Public Service Induction Training

Friday 23 July 2021

On Monday 19 July and Wednesday 21 July 2021, Human Resource Manager Teresa Tararo from the Office of the Public Service Commissioner (OPSC) delivered the first Public Service Induction training (Induction) for this financial year 2021/22 to employees from the Ministries of Education (CITTI), Finance and Economic Management (DCD & MPPS), Justice, and Agriculture.

Tararo advised that while we promote gender equality, the participation in this Induction was all female, and also the first where the 16-20 age group had the greatest representation. It is always encouraging to know that our young people are choosing to work in the Public Service.

The Induction is designed to help integrate newly appointed employees to the Public Service, and make them understand the performance and conduct systems and procedures that are to be followed by the Public Service, and acts as a refresher for longer serving employees. To be able to engage new recruits in the Induction within the first 6 months of their appointment to the Public Service, provides necessary information about being a public servant. It helps them understand expected work place norms, Cook Islands Government Human Resource Management framework made up of various Policies and procedures, and what a work place culture would be like if established on the Public Service values.

The two days of training, provided an opportunity to meet, discuss and learn from colleagues from across the service. Learning about the Public Service Values, the standard of Code of Conduct required of public servants at all levels was considered a highlight for many of the participants, and being made aware of Bullying in the Workplace behaviours, and strategies to address such unacceptable behaviour was also rated highly.

The next induction Training is scheduled for Monday 16 August 2021 to Thursday 19 August 2021.


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