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Section 7 (1) (a) (i)
Functions of the Divisions of the Ministry of Public Administration: -
The Corporate Services Division provides a range of administrative and internal
The Corporate Communications Division is responsible for developing and guiding
communications, public relations, media relations, events management, branding,
and understanding between the Ministry and its main stakeholders both internally and
Finance and Accounts Division
and procedures of the Ministry. The Division processes payments for suppliers; pay
sheets for employees and coordinates the submission of budgets and estimates.
The Human Resource Management Division
effectiveness and capability to provide excellent client and customer services by retaining
its core responsibility staff issues such as hiring for contract positions, performance
management, organisational development, training and development and employee
The Legal Services Division performs general transactional, legal work and provides
legal advice and support to the Ministry, its various Divisions, and other agencies which
fall under its purview.
The Programme Management Division is responsible for managing a portfolio
of interdependent projects aimed at advancing public sector transformation and
eGovernment services. It is the Executing Agency and focal point for the Inter- American
provides project management and oversight support for these projects. The Division also
monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are in place.
The Public Management Consulting Division provides management consulting
mandate is the review of submissions from Ministries relating to their organizational
The Public Service Academy is the agency with the primary responsibility for training
and development within the public service. It aims to maximise the human potential for
in collaboration with its strategic partners. The Academy is charged with the responsibility
of reviewing the Training Plans of Ministries and Departments. It also administers offers
of technical cooperation training from foreign governments and international agencies to
the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Public Service Transformation Division facilitates change and transformation
within the Public Service of Trinidad and Tobago by engaging in activities that guide
and support the development of innovative solutions for the delivery of consistently high
quality public goods and services.
customer- friendly Public Service that is able to meet the needs of all sectors of the
national community. The Division strives to achieve this through a process of research,
development and partnership with a variety of stakeholder groups that include Ministry
and public service -- wide partners, as well as parties outside of the public service where
such opportunities arise.
The Scholarships and Advanced Training Division manages the award of
scholarships on a competitive basis to citizens who wish to pursue studies in key areas
targeted for national development. These scholarships are offered by the Government
of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago or in partnership with foreign governments and
international organisations. The Division also manages scholarships awarded by the
offered to foreign citizens based on bilateral and other arrangements.
The Strategic Services and Information Technology Division (SSD) is responsible
for coordinating and providing operational support for internal Information and
Communications Technology projects and systems along with strategic planning and
statutory reporting activities required of the Ministry of Public Administration. The
collaborating with the other Divisions in the Ministry to ensure monitoring and evaluating
mechanisms are established to measure performance.
The Strategic Human Resource Management Division is responsible for coordinating
a programme for the enhancement of the Public Service Human Resource Management
function. These responsibilities will be achieved through collaboration with the central
Human Resource Management (HRM) agencies and the line HRM Divisions in the
Architecture (structures, systems, processes and people) in the Public Service.
The Diamond Division is focused on improving the standard of services offered to
the public through enhanced citizen-centric service delivery. The Division implements,
manages and champions the Trinidad and Tobago Diamond Standard, a public service
assistance for service delivery enhancement. The Diamond Division guides Ministries
for engaging and training Assessors who conduct assessments on agencies that have
Section 7 (1) (a) (ii)
Categories of Documents maintained by the Ministry of Public Administration:-
1. Files dealing with administrative support and general administrative
documents for the operations of the Ministry
leave, vacation etc.
4. Financial Records (cheques, vouchers, receipts, journals, vote books,
salary records etc.)
6. Policy and Procedure Documents
9. Records and documents relating to the strategic review of the Ministry,
10. Files dealing with matters relating to the procurement of supplies,
services and equipment
13. Files dealing with circulars, memoranda, notices, bulletins
attended by the Ministry of Public Administration
16. Periodicals and publications
Section 7 (1) (a) (iii)
Material prepared for publication or inspection
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ministry of Public Administration
National Library Building
Corner Hart and Abercromby Streets,
Port of Spain
The following documents may be accessed at the website www.mpa.gov.tt
Ministry of Public Administration Annual Reports up to the period 2009-2012.
The Scholarship and Advanced Training Division publishes information on all scholarships
offered and awarded on its website: www.scholarships.gov.tt
Updated Public Statement 2014 of the Ministry of Public Administration
In compliance with sections 7, 8 and 9 of The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 1999
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