DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
The Division of Human Resources Management and Administration is comprised of four Offices; the Human Resources Management Office, the Staff Development Office, the Teachers’ Standard and Licensing Office and the Public Relations Office. Under the supervision of an Associate Commissioner, the overall responsibilities of such Offices are to provide administrative and logistical support, training and development for employees, certifying and licensing teachers and circulating information to the public in relations to the Public School System (PSS).
Human Resources Management Office
The key responsibilities of the Human Resources Management Office includes, but are not limited to, recruitment, placements, and retaining of qualified employees, as well as other personnel related functions. These include coordinating annual staff evaluation and making recommendations for promotion or demotions based on results of evaluations. Coordinating staff housing and staff benefits are important functions of the personnel office as well.
Staff Development Office
The key responsibilities of the Staff Development Office (SD) are to provide training and development for employees, including teachers for the purpose of maintaining a qualified workforce. The SD Office continues to place its employees in both on and off-island trainings through its in-service programs. The purpose is to upgrade teaching skills and comply with the Teacher Certification Regulations.
Teachers’ Standard & Licensing Office
The Teachers’ Standard and Licensing Office works under the direction of the Teachers’ Standard and Licensing Board (TSLB). The primary responsibility is to set standards by which teachers and administrators are to be certified and licensed to teach and work in the Republic. In order to administer and monitor the teacher certification standards, the Teachers’ Standard and Licensing Board (TSLB) was created. The general functions of the TSL Board includes but are not limited to; issue certificates and licenses, including their renewal, in accordance with the Teacher Certification regulations, formulate policies relating to teacher standards, certification and licensing as well as implement applicable teacher standards, certification and licensing policies.
Public Relations Office
The Public Relations Office provides information to the public on current and relevant PSS activities through the government radio station, PSS website and the private media.