It is the mission of the Human Resources Department to provide the following quality services to those seeking employment. Recruitment of qualified individuals, retention of valuable employees, training development and education to promote individual success and increase overall value of the organization.


Get to know the team behind American Samoa Department of Human Resources. We’ve built a reputation based on providing exceptional customer service for everyone. Behind every successful venture, there’s a talented group of special people who are highly committed to that success. Read all about the team, and feel free to get in touch with additional questions.



Director, Human Resources

Lynn Pulou-Alaimalo was born in Lauli’i, American Samoa, to the late Lea’ana Tavita Faamausili and Nu’uuli Tautu Pulou. Similar to a typical fresh-out-of-high-school islander deluged with great ambition and determination, Mrs. Alaimalo joined the United States Army that later assigned her as a Small Arms and Towed Artillery Repairer. During her tenure in the military, Lynn served as a schools representative, a personnel specialist and armorer.

Mrs. Alaimalo is married to SFC(R) Olomoana Christopher Alaimalo of Vatia. Her daughter, Cyncere Alaimalo, is a blessing and continues to be her greatest motivation responsible for all her success in life. For more than 20 years off-island serving in the military service and employed in the civilian sector, Lynn procured substantial knowledge and experience in federal, state and local government related fields correlated to her academic achievements.

Mrs. Alaimalo has a diverse academic background ranging from completing her Associate of Arts at the City of Colleges of Chicago (Feb 2002), a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix (May 2014 & November 2015 respectively). Lynn attended Concord Law School to pursue an Executive Juris Doctor from Concord Law School (2016-2018), and is currently pursuing her Doctorates degree in Organizational leadership.

Mrs. Alaimalo was appointed by Governor Lemanu P.S. Mauga to serve as the Director of Human Resources on January 3, 2021. Her qualifications stemmed from previous careers, aforementioned academic achievements, and a constant adherence to her passion of hard work and setting example to the ever emerging generations of American Samoa.



Deputy Director, Administrative & Personnel

Max Tuitele was born in American Samoa but was raised in the military traveling from one military installation to the next. He is the son of Liuato Afa Tuitele of Leone and Sarah Haleck Tuitele of Pago Pago.

Mr. Tuitele is married to Christianera Tuitele and they have 4 children, 3 boys and a daughter. All 3 boys are currently in college while the lone daughter is attending school at Tafuna Elementary.

Mr. Tuitele has an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. Upon returning to American Samoa, he completed his Master of Education in Curriculum and Technology in 2005.

In 2006, Mr. Tuitele began his career in the Department of Human Resources before moving to Lydon B. Johnson Medical Center’s HR Department in the latter part of 2013. He returned to ASG – Department of Human Resources in 2021and is currently serving as a Deputy Director.


Deputy Director, WIOA

Since joining American Samoa Department of Human Resources, Mrs. Punipuao has played a crucial role in the continued success of the WIOA program. Their exceptional skill set, true passion and creativity has inspired massive growth. Mrs. Sivas holds Masters in Public Administration and is a 20 year US Army retired veteran.


As public servants, we strive to serve the territory of American Samoa wholeheartedly. We recruit, train and retain our workforce for greater quality and positive results.

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Our main goal is to train and develop our workforce to be able to better services within the government. Over the past months, HR professionals were able to equip government employees with strategies, tools and metrics beneficial in the work environment.

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    American Samoa Government Department of Human Resources 

      A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building 2nd Floor, Pago Pago, AS 96799    Phone: (684) 633-4485 

Email: americansamoagovernmenthr@gmail.com

7:30am to 4:00pm

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