Pay For Performance Plan To Be Implemented In Public Sector

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 26, 2020 (ZIZ News):Persons who deliver outstanding performance in the public sector will be recognised and rewarded by the government through the recently introduced Pay For Performance Plan also known as Incentive Based Compensation.

Prime Minister, Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris made the announcement during Tuesday’ edition of Leadership Matters, the virtual forum on ZIZ.

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Dr. Harris said that the Pay for Performance Plan is critical to meeting the federation’s mission objectives.

“Wages and salaries constitute a heavy burden for Government in the range of $225 million per year. For the period January to June 2020, we have spent $113.5 million on payroll. Of course several hundreds if not thousands of government workers are still at home and are being paid. We have to ensure those who are in receipt of wages and salaries are giving value for money.”

He then revealed that Ambassador Amory who served as a Minister of Labour between 2015 and 2020 will oversee this initiative.

“Ambassador Vance Amory will lead this national effort at reform of our public service.

He will be assisted with a local consultant and Ambassador Dr Everson Hull.”

Prime Minister Harris explained that the initiative which is commonly used by the private sector seeks to motivate the public sector’s employees to enhance their work effort.

He also said that persons will be held accountable for abusing government vehicles and damaging government property. He said that the government must also cut out waste and unnecessary overtime.

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