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September 12, 2018

SCS begins North America visit on civil service training and management

The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, commenced a four-day visit to North America yesterday (September 11, Eastern Standard Time), visiting renowned institutes to learn more about their public administration programmes and exchanging views with government officials on the management and training of the civil service.

During the first leg of his visit in Boston, the United States, Mr Law visited the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University to gain a better understanding of the School's training for civil servants as well as its public administration and policy programmes. He also called on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to learn more about its experience in promoting innovation and the use of technology.

Mr Law will today (September 12, Eastern Standard Time) visit the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York, which runs executive courses for civil servants from all over the world. He will also meet with government officials of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services to exchange views on the management and training of the civil service.

Mr Law will continue his visit programme in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, on September 13 and 14 (Canada Time). He will visit the training facilities at the Centre on Public Management and Policy, University of Ottawa to find out about their training courses for public officers. This will be followed by a tour of the Canada School of Public Service to learn more about the School's operation and training courses provided to the civil service there.

Mr Law will meet with government officials of the Privy Council for Canada to exchange views on matters concerning the management of the civil service. He will also meet with representatives of the Ontario Treasury Board in Toronto to discuss matters relating to human resources policy and management in government.

Mr Law will conclude his visit on September 14 (Toronto time) and return to Hong Kong in the morning on September 16.

September 12, 2018

公務員事務局局長展開北美考察公務員培訓和管理行程

公務員事務局局長羅智光昨日(美國東岸時間九月十一日)展開北美的四天訪問行程,其間會到訪著名學府了解不同公共行政課程,亦會與負責公務員事務的官員會面,就公務員的培訓和管理交換意見。

在首站美國波士頓,羅智光到訪哈佛大學甘乃迪公共行政學院,了解學院培訓公務員的情況及提供的公共行政和政策課程的內容。他亦到訪麻省理工學院了解學院在推動創新科技方面的經驗。

羅智光今日(美國東岸時間九月十二日)會到訪位於紐約的哥倫比亞大學,了解大學轄下國際及公共事務學院為來自世界各地的公務人員提供的行政課程。他亦會與紐約市行政服務局官員會晤,就公務員的管理和培訓事宜作交流。

羅智光在九月十三日和十四日(加拿大時間)會在加拿大渥太華和多倫多繼續行程。他將會到訪渥太華大學,了解公共管理及政策中心為公職人員提供的培訓課程和設施;亦會參觀加拿大公務員學院,了解學院的運作模式及為當地公務員提供的培訓課程。

另外,羅智光會與加拿大樞密院官員就公務員的管理事宜進行交流,並會在多倫多與安大略省財政委員會代表會面,討論政府的人力資源政策和管理事宜。

羅智光九月十四日(多倫多時間)結束訪問行程,並於九月十六日早上返抵香港。