THIRTY officers from the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Centre and CSSI are attending a weeklong intensive training on ‘Knowing your public service and Code of Conduct’ with the Ministry of Public Service and the staff of the Institution of Public Administration and Management (IPAM).
Correctional Service Commissioner, Gabriel Manelusi told officers that this course helps them to see and understand the service they deliver to the people of Solomon Islands and adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct, which are set of standards pertaining to morals and the effective discharge of duties.
He said the main aim of this course is to improve them on their understanding on the roles and responsibilities and to administer justice with integrity, and within the bounds of the law.
He said the code serves as the basis of policies and directives, rules and regulations, protocols and procedures, all of which are observed and undertaken in relation to facility management and operations of the Public service under SIG.
“It embodies such core values as discipline, judiciousness, truthfulness, vigilance, respect for human rights, and sense of responsibility.
IPAM Training Manager Bartholomew said their mission is to contribute to the creation of a skilled, professional and ethical public service, empowered to providing public value and service delivery to the community through its learning and development programmes.
He said IPAM is the training arm of the Government of Solomon Islands, mandated to train the workforce of the Government in the Public Administration, Supervision, Leadership and Management, Information, Communication and Technology skills, Financial Management and the Public Service Induction and to familiarize public officers with the Public Service culture.
Manelusi thanked IPAM and the Ministry of Public Service for the opportunity to invest in CSSI’s human resource capacity development.