THE Public Service Commission yesterday released the 2012 Training Hand Book for the PSC Centre for Training and Development (CTD).
PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand said it would help guide the respective ministries and departments in attendance of short-term training sessions by training officers based at CTD.
Mr Chand said the handbook was a part of the PSC's reform initiatives to improve human resource capabilities across the public service.
Civil servants are expected to be given updated information on the latest issues dealing with their terms and conditions of employment, best practices on leadership, customer service, communication and writing, gender mainstreaming, productivity and quality management through the various training programs contained in the handbook.
There were approximately 120 programs scheduled for 2012, which officers are expected to benefit from, with the trainings to be conducted in the major urban centres of Suva, Lautoka, Labasa, Ba, and Savusavu. There will also be training on the islands of Kadavu, Lakeba, Rabi, and Rotuma.
Courses in Suva will be held at the recently refurbished classrooms at the CTD in Nasese.