Over 660 Public Service Appointments

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Over 660 temporary workers have been appointed to the Public Service of Barbados within the past six months and more than 300 appointments are expected to follow shortly. This disclosure has come from Chief Personnel Officer at the Personnel Administration Division, Gail Atkins. According to Ms. Atkins, the appointments were a work in progress. “We are in the process of …

Recent Study Suggests One Central Ministry

Sharon Austin Top Stories

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 …

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. …

Government Pushing Digital Technology

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has expressed Government’s commitment to using digital technology to transform the Public Service. According to Mr. Stuart, use of the technology would achieve the efficient and effective delivery of government services and promote greater citizen participation at all levels of development. He expressed this view today while speaking at the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s …

Teaching Service Commission Soon

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbados will soon have a Teaching Service Commission. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made this disclosure today while delivering the feature address at the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s (PAD) Correspondence Management System, which will move that department from its current paper intensive approach to a digital-based environment. Mr. Stuart told his audience: “The Cabinet has agreed that the proclamation …

Full CMS Implementation By Next Year

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government’s Correspondence Management System (CMS), which will move the Personnel Administration Division (PAD) from a paper intensive to a digital-based environment, will be fully implemented by January 1, 2018. Word of this came today from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as he addressed the launch of the Personnel Administration Division’s CMS at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He disclosed that the …

PAD Moving To Digital Environment

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government’s Personnel Administration Division (PAD) will be moving from its current paper intensive approach to a digital-based environment, with the introduction of the Correspondence Management Solution (CMS). The CMS will be launched this Friday, October 6, during a ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, where Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will deliver the feature address. Chief Personnel Officer, Gail Atkins, …

Sixteen New Permanent Secretaries

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Sixteen senior public officers have been promoted to the post of Permanent Secretary. This disclosure has come from Chief Personnel Officer, Gail Atkins, who said the promotions would take effect from Saturday, April 15. Those promoted are: Ms. June Chandler, to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation; Mrs. Donna Cadogan to the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport; …

No Victimisation Of Mr. McDowall

Sharon Austin Top Stories

There was no victimisation of the National Union of Public Workers’ President, Akanni McDowall, by the Personnel Administration Division (PAD), says Chief Personnel Officer, Gail Atkins. Furthermore, says Ms. Atkins, PAD did not have an “ulterior motive” for removing Mr. McDowall from the post of Health Planning Officer, in which he recently acted. There have been claims in the media …