Roles and functions of the Secretariat

The Principal Secretary is the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the Department of Employment. The role of the Principal Secretary is to direct and coordinate the general functioning of the Organization within the operational guidelines of government policies and ensure effective deliverance of its mandate, under the direction of the Minister.   

The main responsibilities of the Principal Secretary are:

  • The overall management of the staff and budget.
  • The formulation and implementation of employment laws and policies.
  • To coordinate the enforcement of labour legislation and propose amendments as and when required.
  • To ensure that the international obligations of Seychelles under the preview of the Department are fulfil.

The Department's strategic plan, formulated for 5 years, is the document that guides the work of the different sections.  From there, an action plan which outlines the specific activities to be undertaken by the different Divisions, Sections and Units is prepared for each consecutive year.

The Ministry works in close collaboration with workers’ and employers’ organizations where they are consulted on employment and other industrial relations issues.

We are also partners, in regional and international particular the ILO, an organization that promotes rights at work and encourages decent employment opportunities amongst others, with whom the Government has signed the Seychelles Decent Work Country Programme.


Please address all correspondence to the Principal Secretary


Jenita Croisee (Ms.)
Private Secretary
Office of the Principal Secretary
Ministry of Employment, and Social Affairs
P.O Box 1097, Independence House Victoria, Seychelles 
TEL: (248) 429 72 02
Fax: (+248) 432 53 26
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