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eldp-white Umerang Imetengel

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Calendar iconUpdated December 05, 2022

Umerang Imetengel serves as the Director for the Bureau of Public Service System under the Ministry of Finance in the National Government of the Republic of Palau (ROP). As the Director of the Public Service System, Umerang is responsible for formulating and promulgating regulations to carry out the provisions of the National Public Service System Act, including but not limited to regulations governing the recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, and termination of employees, competitive and promotional examinations, eligibility criteria and qualifications for employment, developing base salary schedules and compensation plans while providing technical assistance and guidance regarding regulations. As the Director of the PSS, Umerang also serves as the Republic of Palau's Procurement Officer for Professional Services. She is also part of a working group tasked with finding solutions to resolving the Civil Service Pension Plan Fund issues. In addition to her role as Director of PSS, Umerang is also the National Research Coordinator for a women's health survey for the National Government, a collaborative study between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance. Prior to returning home to Palau in 2012, Umerang worked at the University of Hawaii Telecommunications and Information Policy Group/PEACESAT as the Office Administrator managing and overseeing various US Federal and Hawaii State Grants and projects dealing with Telecom policy and Satellite communication projects in the Pacific. Umerang received her Bachelors of Arts in History and obtained her Masters in Human Resource Management from the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business in 2011. Umerang is also the proud mother of 3 year old twin boys.

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