CREATING A PROPERLY MANAGED WORK FORCE THAT IS READY TO ADAPT TO A MODERN PUBLIC SECTOR

For many years HRM governance in the Jamaican public sector has been fragmented with dispersed responsibilities among central agencies and limited enforcement capacity over Ministries, Departments and Agencies and , in particular , over the more than two hundred public bodies. It has therefore not been possible to develop, promulgate and sustain coherent and strategic whole-of- government HR policies and practices or even to manage the human capital of the sector effectively through information and knowledge, regarding numbers, demographics and the level, type and deployment of skills and competencies.

The government is aiming to maximise its human capital by, among other things, putting in place systems that facilitate strategic decision making in relation to the deployment and management of the entire GOJ workforce.

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Strengthening Systems Of Employee Performance Management & Aligning To Organizational Results
Public Sector Transformation
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 Jan

 2012

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Project Overview

The vision of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is to create a public sector that has a high performance culture. This requires the effective management of individuals and teams and creating clear alignment between individuals and the organisation. A performance culture would result in effective and efficient service delivery.
Recruiting, Promoting & Training For The Right Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes
Public Sector Transformation
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Project Started on

 Jan

 2012

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Project Overview

To ensure alignment between individual and organizational performance, the operation of the public sector Employee Performance Management and Appraisal System (PMAS) is currently being reviewed. The Cabinet Office is preparing a report with the findings and recommendations for improvement and standardization of the employee performance system.
Streamlining & Automating Processes To Better Measure Investments In People
Public Sector Transformation
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Project Started on

 Jan

 2012

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Green
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Project Overview

The Government of Jamaica has limited capacity to exercise key functions important to effective public sector human resource management, as well as to meet our IMF targets.
Developing A Focus On Strategic Workforce Planning At The Whole Of Government & Sectoral Levels
Public Sector Transformation
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Project Started on

 Jan

 2013

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Project Overview

The capacity of the Strategic HR Management Division of the MOFP is being strengthened to enable it to effectively manage and leverage the potential of new HR management technologies and to develop overarching policies and standards for the sector.