December 2, 2020

Public Service Review to investigate duplicated, obsolete, misplaced entities

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P13-HQ_resizeThe Deputy Governor and Chief Officer’s Minutes from 21st January revealed that a Public Service Review team consisting of Eric Bush, Dax Basdeo and Alan Jones, with support staff, would be strategically reviewing the government civil service entities of 13 ministries and portfolios, over 70 departments and sections, 25 statutory authorities and government companies and numerous boards, committees and commissions.

Some functions and responsibilities of these entities may be duplicated, obsolete, misplaced or require structural adjustments to better serve the needs of the country.

A report will be delivered in April, which will contain a draft organisational structure taking into account the two extra ministries as provided under the Constitution. This will assist the Governor in allocating responsibilities to the new government in May. A request has been made to the Cabinet Office in the UK for an expert in this area to assist the project team.

Other matters discussed at the meeting were:

Employee of the month selected.

The Information Commissioner’s Office gave a presentation on the Freedom of Information Law 2007 section 23(1).

Approximately 120 staff underwent a mini health check during the recent wellness programme offered by the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the HSA.

Performance Agreements – there is now 97% compliance rate across core government.

Chief Officer Eric Bush will circulate the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs’ policies on procurement and grievance.

The training session on Performance Management commenced on Tuesday 22

January. Further sessions will be scheduled as needed.

Chief Officer Mary Rodrigues attended the Capacity Development in Education Planning and Management in the Caribbean Workshop in Trinidad, which was organized by UNESCO/CDB/UNICEF. The cost of her attendance was funded by the Caribbean Development Bank. Many positive features of the Cayman Islands Strategic Plan for Education were identified by the organisers.

Please see attached a copy of the complete Minutes

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