Public Service Pay Increase In August

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Public servants will receive their five per cent salary increase in August. This disclosure has come from Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ian Carrington, who said paperwork for salaries was completed in advance, so therefore the increase could not be added to July’s salary. “We are readying ourselves to include the five per cent increase on the August wages …

New Challenge To Change Mobile App

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Barbadians can now have greater access to information relating to Government with today’s launch of the Challenge to Change App. Director of the Office of Public Sector Reform (OPSR), Charley Browne, said the app would make all the documents produced by the Ministry of the Civil Service and his department accessible from any mobile device, whether smartphone or tablet. Mr. …

Recent Study Suggests One Central Ministry

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A recent European Union (EU) funded-study has suggested that the Ministry of the Civil Service, the Personnel Administration Division and the Training Administration Division should be brought together under one central Ministry, with responsibility for human resource management and development. This disclosure came today from Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Service, Alyson Forte, who said the EU’s suggestion …

Productivity Initiatives To Be Discussed Soon

Sharon Austin Ministry News

A number of private and public sector officials will soon get an opportunity to learn more about several Government initiatives which are seen as enhancers to productivity in the public service. These initiatives will be discussed next Thursday, March 1, when the Ministry of the Civil Service hosts Day Four of the Week of Excellence 2018, which will be held …

National Cybersecurity Strategy Needed

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A National Cybersecurity Strategy needs to be urgently developed. This observation was made recently by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Civil Service, Alyson Forte, as he delivered remarks at a recent breakfast symposium hosted by his Ministry and the Data Processing Department, at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. Mr. Forte said the Ministry of the Civil Service fully supported …

Customs Move To BRA Effective October 1

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The transition of customs officers to the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) will now take effect from October 1. This disclosure came today from Acting Head of the Civil Service, Sonja Welch. She made the announcement during one of two meetings for customs officers at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre to provide them with information on the transitioning to BRA. During the …

E-Government Master Plan Soon

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(Stock Photo) The E-government Master Plan being formulated for Barbados will soon be completed. So says Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of the Civil Service, Alyson Forte, as he revealed that his Ministry had contracted the Company Deloitte to create the plan that is now in its final stage. Mr. Forte shared this information yesterday as he addressed Deputy …