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Palau Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Week Walk for Life Event


Please join the Palau Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Week Walkathon event on Saturday, May 20th! There is no registration fee for this event and  the first 100 Finishers get a FREE T-Shirt! This is a family friendly event, so please invite your family & friends.

Statement of Zero Tolerance for Fraud and Corruption

In a powerful statement released by Honorable Minister Elbuchel Sadang of the Ministry of Finance, we are reminded of the Republic of Palau National Government’s zero tolerance principle in regards to Fraud and Corruption. Minister Sadang writes “As signatory to the legally binding United Nations Convention against Corruption, Palau condemns and fights corruption as a key driver of poverty, environmental degradation and bad governance. Accountability in the management of public finances must be promoted, and specific requirements are established for the prevention of corruption in particularly critical areas of the public sector such as public procurement. Parties to the Convention are required to criminalize specific acts including active bribery of a national, international or foreign public official; passive bribery of a national public official; and embezzlement of public funds. Other mandatory crimes include obstruction of justice and the concealment, conversion or transfer of criminal proceeds (money laundering).”

Minister Sadang also quotes 33 PNC, Section 603 (Palau Code of Ethics Act) and Public Service System Rules and Regulations to provide clarity on what is prohibited.

In his closing remarks, Minister Sadang calls “upon all government employees to be careful custodians of the public funds and assets placed in our care, managing them with stringent honesty and transparency and constantly seeking the most cost-effective solutions, even at the price of personal inconvenience.

We must always remember that it is our duty, as civil servants of Palau’s National Government and Citizens of the Republic of Palau, to ensure that we treat our colleagues, partners, supporters and suppliers with honesty and integrity. This includes, but isn’t limited to, ensuring that public funds (time, equipment, property, etc) are utilized and protected accordingly.

Read the Complete Statement of Zero Tolerance for Fraud and Corruption.


The Scholarships are being offered as part of the Government of Malta’s commitment under the Climate Finance Package to provide support for capacity building in developing States. Whilst capacity building is often associated with infrastructural projects, Malta believes that the formation of professionals within a community is the most essential step in this process of emancipation from an excessive and long-term dependence on external expertise. Consequently, the Government of Malta wishes to provide assistance to developing states on an equally fundamental aspect of capacity building, namely the empowerment of human resources in developing States through funding scholarships for academic learning and research at the post graduate level.


Applicants need to have submitted their application online and provided copies of their academic qualifications and all other requested documentation to the University of Malta by the 5th May 2017.

Information is available at:


Bureau of Public Service System (BPSS) meets with Palau National Scholarship Board (PNSB)

The Director of the Bureau of Public Service System, Ms. Umerang Imetengel, along with the Chief of Human Resource,  Ms. Sairong Nabeyama and WIOA Employee, Ms. Ingrid Mariur, met with the Chairman of the Palau National Scholarship Board, Dr. Christopher Kitalong on January 31st, 2017.

As the Bureau that is in charge of recruitment and hiring, BPSS hopes to further strengthen its relationship with PNSB in streamlining the process of hiring Palauans who are fresh out of college and those who live abroad and wish to relocate home. This collaboration signifies the importance and need for the Government, as well as the private sector, to attract and retain qualified individuals for the growing Palau workforce. The meeting proved beneficial to both parties and provides an excellent starting point to a sustainable working relationship. There will be more meetings in the future with the main goal of helping Palauans and Palauan students abroad.

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The Director of the Bureau of Public Service System has approved the use of the “Temporary Hazardous Justification Form” (BPSS-2017-02) for the application of Temporary Hazardous Pay of eligible employees. If you have any questions about the use of this form, please contact BPSS at or 488-4776 or 767-2415.

PPSCC Working Group Meets in PNG

The successful completion of the 13th Pacific Public Service Commissioners Conference (PPSCC) in Palau led to a decision by the Commissioners and Heads of Public Service for a small working group to meet later this year to decide on a way forward for the Conference. The Conference body decided that the small working group would consist of three (3) member states, one from Micronesia (Republic of Palau), Polynesia (Samoa), and Melanesia (Papua New Guinea). The Director of the Bureau of Public Service System represented Palau in the Small Working Group.

The Small Working Group met in Papua New Guinea from November 26 – November 28, 2016. The three day meeting was very successful and led to a detailed framework that included a renaming the conference to “Pacific Public Services [Leaders] Governance Enhancement Forum.” …… (read more)

Division of Marine Law Enforcement: On the Job Training Program

The Division of Marine Law Enforcement with the assistant and support of Nippon Foundation, will be conducting an OJT (On the Job Training) Program for the following Positions. Due to the availability of assistance, training program is available to cover 10 individuals. Interested individual(s) with basic experiences, skills and knowledge in:

  • Boat Seamanship
  • Boat Engineering
  • Boat Electrician

may obtain the application form at the Division of Marine Law Enforcement at Malakal, Koror.

Please click HERE for more information!

PROCUREMENT: Information & Forms

In accordance with 40PNC §608, the Procurement office for the purchase of goods shall be the Chief of Property and Supply Division, the Procurement Officer for construction and architectural and engineering contract shall be the Director of Public Works.  The Procurement Officer for the purchase of contractual service shall be the Director of the Bureau of Public Service System.  As such, the Procurement Officer for Contractual Services is excited to share the Procedures and Checklist for Procurement of Services.  Please find attached 2 documents that will hopefully assist all Departments with their procurement needs.  Effective today November 9, 2016 all respective Departments requiring procurement of services that is over $10,000 is required to complete the “Procurement Request Cover Sheet”.  If you shall have any questions and/or need clarification, please contact the Procurement Officer (Director) at

Please click on FORMS for more useful resources!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please take a moment to browse through the list of FAQ that BPSS has put together. As always, feel free to contact our office if you have any further questions or require clarification.

Click HERE to see the list of FAQ

MEDIA RELEASE! 13th Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ Conference to Meet In Palau

The Ministry of Finance is proud to announce that Palau will host the 13th Pacific Public Service Commissioners’ Conference (PPSCC) from August 2 to 4, 2016. This annual conference is organized by the Bureau of Public Service System of the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the Pacific Island Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) of the University of the South Pacific (USP). As the host country, Palau is required to manage the in-country logistical arrangements for the Conference and ensure that the resources and arrangements required for an efficient and effective meeting are all in place. Please click on the link below to read more about the media release.

Ministry of Finance: PPSCC Media Release

Public Policy Analysis and Implementation

The Bureau of Public Service System is excited to announce an opportunity to attend the first Public Policy Analysis and Implementation Workshop facilitated by Mata’afa Dr. Desmond U. Amosa, Regional Adviser at the Pacific Islands Centre of Public Administration (PICPA) of the University of South Pacific. This four-day workshop targets senior officials (Director, Chief, and Administrator Level) in the public service who are mainly responsible for conducting public policy analysis and advice. The main aim is to address the gaps in policy analysis in order for policy analysts to adopt an approach that adds value to policy analysis. Please read the memo link below for more information!

Public Policy Analysis and Implementation Workshop Memo

Career Matters! – Palau National Youth Forum 2016

The Youth Forum took place in Ngarachamayong Cultural Center from March 9th to 11th.

BPSS, on behalf of MOF, partnered up with WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) and Job Corps to better explain the different opportunities that the youth have at their disposal.

Along with our partners, BPSS also invited several individuals who are currently in the Palauan workforce (both Public Service and the Private Sector) to be part of the panel to share their stories about their background, their careers, and motivate the youth to make the right decisions today for a better tomorrow. (Read More…)

Office of Citizen Job Placement


NEW! EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM – Government and Private Sector

There is a new EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION available under forms that can be used by job seekers of both the Government and the Private Sector.
Please make sure to provide 2 copies of your applications and any supporting documents if you’re interested in applying for government jobs or private companies. The application is available in a pdf form that you can fill right on your computer.
Click here to save/access the employment application form.
Application forms are still available through our offices in Ngerulmud or in Koror. Please feel free to email or call us if you have any questions.

BPSS Employee Information Security & Data Protection Policy

This is to inform you that the Bureau of Public Service System (BPSS) has implemented a new policy called the Employee Information Security & Data Protection Policy. This policy aims to ensure security of all employee information (hard copy and electronic) that is passed through, handled, and maintained by BPSS. In addition, this policy aims at improving information transmittal, saving resources and time by promoting the use of and transmittal of electronic documents. (Read More…)

Moylan’s Insurance – Home of the Good Guys and Gals

On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Palau, BPSS would like to congratulate Moylan’s insurance on winning the bid for worker’s compensation insurance.
What is a worker’s compensation?
Worker’s Compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment… (
What should you do if you’re injured on the job?
If you’re ever injured while on the job, please contact your supervisor immediately to document it and take the proper steps to get in touch with an employee at Moylan’s.
Moylan’s Contact Information:
(680) 488-2761/2765