JIS News

Story Highlights

  • Just over $1.5 billion has been provided to continue the Public Sector Transformation Implementation Project during the upcoming fiscal year.
  • Details are given in the 2020/21 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House on February 11.
  • The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, aims to improve public service delivery by enhancing the quality of transactional services, and public spending efficiency.

Just over $1.5 billion has been provided to continue the Public Sector Transformation Implementation Project during the upcoming fiscal year.

Details are given in the 2020/21 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled in the House on February 11.

The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, aims to improve public service delivery by enhancing the quality of transactional services, and public spending efficiency.

It is intended to modernise interventions in three prioritised government agencies – the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), the Fisheries Division, and Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA).

These activities include organisational and process re-engineering, and information and communications technology investments to improve service delivery.

Other programmed engagements include upskilling and retraining public officers; expanding the MyHR+ management system to 85 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); implementing an operation model for three key shared corporate public-sector services; conducting a public-sector compensation review; and strengthening the Public Sector Transformation Implementation Unit.

The project, which commenced in January 2018, had, up to the end of December 2019, seen the completion of a review of import and export licences and permits under six border-regulating agencies, and roll-out of MyHR+ in eight of the 85 targeted MDAs.

Programmed engagements for 2020/21 include implementation of MyHR+ in another seven MDAs, completion of the public-sector compensation review, conducting an inventory of government services, executing retraining and upskilling workshops, and developing a change management plan.

Additional allocations, ranging between $1.18 billion and $1.6 billion, have been budgeted for the project’s implementation across fiscal years 2021/22 to 2023/24.

The undertaking, which concludes in January 2024, is being jointly financed by the Government of Jamaica and Inter-American Development Bank.

Skip to content