Office of the Prime Minister outlines achievable goals for 2102

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, FEBRUARY13TH 2012 (CUOPM) – Inspired by the successes of each year to work even harder in the ensuing years to provide the type of leadership necessary to advance St. Kitts and Nevis, the Human Resource Management Department will continue to provide assistance to employees of health, financial and work performance issues through the Employee Assistance Programme and deliver a range of in-house training sessions.

Chief Secretary, Mr. Joseph Edmeade in the Executive Summary in the 2012 Estimates said the department was to assist a number of employees through the Employee Assistance Programme and the Civil Service Bill which got the ‘green light’ by Parliament.

“Throughout fiscal year 2011 the Human Resource Management Department was able to provide assistance to a number of employees through the Employee Assistance Programme although the challenge of an appropriate space still prohibits the full execution of this programme,” said Mr. Edmeade.

He pointed out that the Department was able to carry out the necessary work to allow for Parliament to pass the new Civil Service Bill and has done work to place in an advanced stage the new Civil Service Regulations which are to accompany the Bill.

The Department continues to give effect to the retirement policy announced by the Prime Minister during his 2010 budget address.

Its achievable goals for the 2012 fiscal year will see the Department deliver arrange of in-house training sessions and will also be looking to completing the Government Auxiliary Employees (GAE) Plan and polish the 2011 Public Service Bill by the first quarter and by the second quarter of the fiscal year circulate the Codes of Conduct, Code of Ethics, Recruitment and Employment Codes and the Public Service Standing Orders along with other programmes.

“The Department will by the fourth quarter of the year complete the Government Auxiliary Employees(GAE) Plan, it will refine the Public Service Bill 2011 by first quarter and finalize and circulate the Codes of Conduct, Code of Ethics, Recruitment and Employment Cods and the Public Service Standing Orders by the second quarter of the year. In 2012 the Department will also continue the Human Resource Audit, complete and introduce the new Training Plan as well as design and execute the Civil Service Recognition Program which will be done by the first quarter. The Department will also roll-out its Human Resource website which is expected to be of great benefit to employees and the general public at large.” said the Executive Summary.

Mr. Edmeade said the Administration Department within the Ministry continues to provide the necessary support services to the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister in his pursuit of the Ministry’s mission.

In 2012 the Department will as a matter of priority ensure that the staff can receive further training in areas that will enhance their capacity to serve the general public and efficiently assisting the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister.

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