The Office of the Permanent Secretary is responsible, generally, for the overall coordination of the activities of the respective line departments, agencies and entities that together execute the functions and contribute to the effective fulfilment of the Ministry’s and Government’s objectives. Accordingly, the Permanent Secretary is the accountable officer, with responsibility for the daily operations of the Ministry in carrying out its mandate. The organisational structure of the Ministry for Social Policy and Children’s Rights, is illustrated graphically by the Organisational Chart. The Office of the Permanent Secretary, is set to fully comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in such data protection legislation.

Permanent Secretaries

Mr Alfred Costa July 1992 – July 1995
Mr Maurice Zarb Adami February 1996 – March 1997
Mr Carmel Degabriele April 1997 – January 1998
Mr Joseph F X Scicluna February 1998 – April 2000
Mr Joseph Ebejer April 2000 – February 2009
Mr Francis Borg February 2009 – February 2010
Dr Christopher Bezzina February 2010 – June 2010
Mr Paul Zahra June 2010 – January 2011
Dr James Calleja January 2011 – January 2012
Mr Francis Borg February 2012 – March 2013
Mr Mark Musu March 2013 –

Corporate Services Directorate

The Corporate Services Directorate is generally responsible for the administration, human resources and general support function of the Ministry. In this regard, the directorate offers support and advice to the departments and entities falling under the Ministry’s area of responsibility on issues related to related to human resource management, procurement and office management.

Information Management Unit

The Information Management Unit’s primary role is to ensure alignment of information, communication and technology with the Ministry’s priorities and strategic objectives. In this regard, the Information Management Unit provides support and advise to the Ministry’s departments and entities to enhance productivity through the innovative use of technology.

Operations Directorate

The Operations Directorate is responsible for the planning, direction and coordination of the organization and the effective delivery of the customer care service in the community. The Directorate is also responsible for the planning and coordination of change initiatives within the Ministry and related entities to simplify work procedures and practices. Administration of the MSPC technical one-stop shop hub also falls within the responsibility of this Directorate.

Policy Development and Programme Implementation Directorate

The Policy Development and Programme Implementation Directorate is directly responsible for co-ordinating European Union related matters, both at a domestic level and with other European Union stakeholders and for co-ordinating the formulation of the Ministry’s position on policies proposed by the European Union. It is also tasked to assist in the drawing up of policies in matters relating to Social Affairs; and to coordinate and monitor the implementation of European Union co-financed projects and programmes pertaining to the Ministry.

Research, Policy and Operations Division

The Research, Policy and Operations Division comprises the research, policy development and programme implementation as well as the operational dimension within the Ministry. The Research, Policy and Operations Division includes the Office of the Director General, the Policy Development and Programme Implementation Directorate, the Operations Directorate, and the Research and Evaluation Directorate. Click here for the Data Protection and Retention Policy.

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