In a constantly changing global environment, the challenges that Singapore and its Public Service face have become increasingly complex.
To better serve Singaporeans, the Public Service will continue to develop a diverse range of governance capabilities and specialised skill sets, to enable it to work with the elected Government of the day to help Singapore meet future challenges. In particular, we need to develop teams of leaders, comprising both generalist leaders and specialist leaders, who can provide stewardship for these capabilities. These groups of leaders are expected to complement the work of one another by contributing different expertise and perspectives, thus equipping the Public Service with both breadth and depth of skill sets and capabilities.
The Administrative Service has been important in developing capable leaders for the Public Service, and will continue to develop generalists able to integrate the work of agencies across the government. On the other hand, the Public Service Leadership Programme (PSLP) will focus on developing specialist talent with deep expertise in various government sectors.