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The Contract System of Employment for Senior Government Officials

Experiences from the Pacific

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This publication reviews the effects of the reforms implemented under the ‘new public management’ programme on the roles and conditions of service of permanent secretaries in the Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. These countries introduced the contract system of employment, and their experiences highlight the importance of acknowledging context in considering the implications of the contract system, and the challenges of implementation.

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Contextual Background of the Study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the contractual system of employment for permanent secretaries as part of the reform programme undertaken by five Pacific island countries, namely: Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu. The impetus underpinning the reform programmes pursued by these five countries was basically similar to that which took place in other Commonwealth countries. Variations were found in contextual variables unique to a specific country.

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