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  • Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has outlined the benefits of a public sector human resource management information system to be implemented by the Government.
  • The Prime Minister said that while the implementation stages might be challenging, there is much to be gained by going full throttle with a system that will prove profitable and dependable in the long run.
  • Mr. Holness said the discussion about the implementation of this system started back in 2010, but will now be moved to the top of a priority list. “We are going to give it leadership,” he added.

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has outlined the benefits of a public sector human resource management information system to be implemented by the Government.

The Prime Minister said  a major  benefit would be the keeping of proper and updated records of persons employed in the public sector.

“You will remove redundancies that are caused by duplications and errors in your own documentation. Just the ease in the administration of your staff will save you significantly,” he said.

Addressing the 34th Annual Jamaica Employers Federation (JEF) Business and Workplace Convention, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on May 27, Mr. Holness said the idea is for the private sector to follow suit, which would result in having a national documented and accountable workforce.

The Prime Minister  said that while the implementation stages might be  challenging, there is much to be gained by going full throttle with a system that will prove profitable and dependable in the long run.

“When you have a large public sector it is imperative that you have a proper system to appropriately account for everyone who is on the Government’s payroll,” Mr. Holness emphasised.

The Prime Minister pointed out that if you do not have that system, you run the risk of having  cheques being prepared for persons who are not employed, who had retired and who had died.
Mr. Holness said the discussion about the implementation of this system started back in 2010, but will now be moved to the top of a priority list. “We are going to give it leadership,” he added.