The office of the Clerk is Parliament’s secretariat and is mandated in both the constitution and the Standing Orders of the Parliament. They provide direct support to the Speaker and the Clerk; they provide procedural advice to Members as well as administration and management of OCLA reporting activities. It includes the Clerk and Deputy Clerk officials who work together to ensure Parliamentarians are given efficient support to effectively carry out their varied parliamentary duties.
“The Parliament to be a dynamic, innovative, transformational and accountable institution for the benefit of Samoa”
“To support Parliamentarians and the community with professional and inclusive services through upholding the integrity and impartiality of the Parliamentary functions”
OCLA aims to provide a corporative, encouraging and satisfying workplace in which staff further develop their skills and knowledge as well as value their contribution. The Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly consists of various divisions, all of which have diverse but interconnecting functions and responsibilities.