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"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 the overall value of the organization."


"Ensure transparency, integrity, commitment and effective public services to the people of American Samoa"


  • Improve quality of service

  • Recruit and hire qualified and meritorious candidates;

  • Retain high performing and committed employees; 

  • Enforce workforce training programs; 

  • Manage an effective performance management system; and

  • Uphold and sustain Merit System Principles and Code of Conduct

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Meet the Team

Lucille Leota

Acting Deputy Director 
Administrative & Personnel

Max Tuitele

Acting Director
Department of Human Resources


Falo Johansson

Deputy Director 
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act


Afega Taylor

Denise Tuitoelau

Chief Administrative


Tony Leatualevao 

Dr. Kalilimoku Hunt

Chief Compliance Officer

Chief of  Finance


Sina Peau

Rose Tuiasosopo

Dr. Asenati Saau Umi

Chief of Drug & Alcohol Testing


Chief of Personnel

Chief of Unemployment

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