Department of Public Service

  • Managing the Public Service of Guyana through the provision of professional personnel, training and consultancy services to Ministries, Departments and Regional Administrations.
  • Advising the Government on the personnel requirements of the Public Service.
  • Implementing relevant initiatives to achieve modernization of the Public Service.
  • Effectively utilizing scholarship awards to ensure sectoral and policy priorities are reflected.
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    Newly appointed Director seeks to create smart classroom at Bertram Collins College

    — reviewing feasibility of dormitories for students in outlying areas DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Recently appointed Senior Executive Director of the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service Dr. Mark Kirton held meetings with the subject minister Hon. Tabitha Sarabo-Halley and the staff and lecturers of the institution on Monday. Describing the engagements […]

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    Public Service Min. spreads Christmas cheer at Fair View

    Department of Public Service, Ministry of the Presidency, Saturday, Friday, December 20, 2019 The faces of more than one hundred Fair View children were lit up with joy on Saturday last as they received Christmas goodies from Minister of Public Service, Hon. Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, M.P. Minister Sarabo-Halley took good tidings and Christmas cheer as she […]

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    Public Service Minister meets Iwokrama staff

    Depart of Public Service, Minister of the Presidency Monday, December 16, 2019 Minister of the Public Service, Honourable Tabitha Sarabo-Halley M.P on Sunday last met with the management of the Iwokrama River Lodge and Research Station, to discuss how the Department of Public Service, Ministry of the Presidency can effectively partner with the conservation organization […]

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    56 new Public Servants graduate

    – as Bertram Collins College hosts 3rd Graduation DPI, Guyana, Thursday, December 12, 2019 The public sector is welcoming 56 newly-trained cadets from the third batch of graduates of the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service. Minister of the Public Service, Hon. Tabitha Sarabo-Halley delivered the charge at Thursday’s graduation urging them to be […]

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    A ‘Merry Christmas’ for the boys of St. John Bosco

    –Minister Sarabo-Halley encourages them to focus on education DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 The boys at the St. John Bosco Boys Orphanage are smiling brighter after Minister of Public Service, Hon. Tabitha Sarabo-Halley surprised them with gifts on Christmas Eve. The minister urged them never to let their “current positions determine what they become […]

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    Ambassador Majeed visits Minister of Public Service

    Ambassador of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Halim Majeed CCH today visited with Hon. Tabitha Sarabo – Halley, Minister of Public Service and recently appointed Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service, Ms. Soyinka Grogan. During the meeting, which took place at the Department of Public Service […]

Our Scholarships

The Scholarship Unit is mandated to formulate policies and advise senior management regarding training and development for the public service and to administer and advise on the effective utilization of scholarship awards to ensure that the awards reflect the policy and sectorial priorities.

Our Training

Training is the essence of transformation and is essential for the development of Guyana’s human capital. As such, the Government has committed to providing training opportunities (academic, technical, vocational training and continuing education to achieve functional literacy) for the youth and adults at all levels.

Commission of Inquiry Secretariat 

In strengthening the democratic culture of governance and to resolve socio economic and political issues, the Government has set up a permanent Commission of Inquiry Secretariat within the structure of the Department of Public Service.

About the Department of Public Service

The Department of the Public Service, formerly known as the Public Service Ministry has undergone several changes over the years.

Before 1953 the Public Service of the British Guiana was administered under the traditional colonial system. Constitutional responsibility for all staff matters was assigned to the Chief Secretary and discharged through the Establishment Department.

When the Ministerial system was recommended by the Constitution Commission of 1950-51, it was suggested that an independent Public Service Commission be set up to guarantee the political neutrality of the Public Service. The Government accepted the recommendation and established the Commission in 1953. The Governor still had absolute discretion in matters of appointment, promotion, transfer, training and discipline.


Scholarship Section

The Scholarship Section provides a wide range of training opportunities, primarily to the public sector and the citizens of Guyana. This training can be completed locally and/or internationally.

Bertam Collins College of the Public Service

The Bertram Collins College of the Public Service was established as a high level Public Service training institution and serves as the gateway responsible for training persons desirous of building a career within the Public Service. It is designed to train everyone entering the Public Service and over time, advance the capacity and competencies of current / existing Public Servants.