An Improved Public Service On The Cards, Part 1

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Chief Personnel Officer, Ms.Gail Atkins

With the increased world attention now focused on high productivity, it is comforting to note that Barbados’ public sector is in the vanguard of redefining bureaucracy, with individuals exhibiting competence, business savvy and dedication to national development; in short, it will not be business as usual in the public service.

BECCS Praised For Training Retrenched Workers

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Praise has been heaped on the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) for its efforts at facilitating retrenched public sector workers, and all unemployed Barbadians, as they search for available opportunities. It came today from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the start of a series of training seminars, coordinated by BECCS and …

Government To Benefit From CMS

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Government’s recently launched Correspondence Management System (CMS) represents a major public sector reform initiative which will prove beneficial for years to come. This view was expressed by Chief Personnel Officer Gail Atkins recently, when she spoke at the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s CMS, which will move that department from its current paper intensive modus to a digital-based environment. …

Employers Urged To Support Internships

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Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo and Managing Director of Regional Management Services, Dennis de Peiza chatting with students at the launch the inaugural World of Work Showcase today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Employers have been urged to continue supporting existing internship and apprenticeship schemes or develop their own job placement programmes. This appeal came today from Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. …

Forty-Four Re-Assigned To Central Government

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Forty-four public officers who did not want to be employed by the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), or were not offered positions with that statutory corporation, have now been assigned to other ministries and departments.

NEB Finally Has A Home

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After occupying the NIS Building on Fairchild Street for years, and "squatting" in the Labour Department in recent months, the National Employment Bureau (NEB) finally has a space to call home.