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inter alia – the development and delivery of integrated public services which meet the needs of
customers; strengthening the link between planning, budgeting and performance management through
the introduction of a framework for Medium Term Results Based Budgeting; improving the
efficiency and effectiveness of Human Resource Management across government; developing
capacity for continuous improvement in the quality of service delivery across the public sector;
institutionalization of the Public Investment Management System and fostering industrial and trade
facilitation through the Government’s Agencies.
For FY 2016/2017 a budgetary allocation totalling J$1,387mn is provided to the two aforementioned
projects to implement a slate of activities aimed at progressing towards the objective of transforming
the public sector. The major activities financed include inter alia: Modernization of the Government
with Payroll (HCMES/Payroll), establishment of a One Stop Shop for business registration,
establishment of a Montego Bay One Stop Shop for import/export inspection service, development of
a GOJ Records and Information Management Programme, the design and implementation of the
Public Investment Management Information System, design and implementation of a
Pre-investment Studies and Evaluation Fund, and Change management within various Ministries,
Departments and Agencies.
EDUCATION (Additional school places, training and reform)
In FY 2015/16, the Ministry of Education’s approved budget of $2,071mn was increased to $2,311mn
in the 2015/16 First Supplementary Estimates to facilitate the implementation of capital projects. The
main projects and activities executed included: (i) Education Systems Transformation – completed
installation of the NEI inspection software, purchased equipment and licence to support the
implementation of a new Human Resource System; commenced development of the Primary Exit
Profile and Grade 2 & 9 diagnostic tests;, commenced the development and piloting of the National
Standard Curriculum, and completed extension of classroom blocks in two (2) schools; (ii) The
University of Technology Enhancement Project - completed the construction of the School of Hotel
and Tourism Management; continued construction of Shared Facilities to provide additional
classrooms and Laboratories upgrade; (iii) USAID/MOE Education for Partnership for Improved
Reading Outcome - continued intervention in schools that needed assistance in improving reading
levels and (iv) Education Transformation Programme - the provision of additional classroom blocks
in 11 secondary schools to alleviate the shift system.
The Education Ministry’s budget for FY 2016/2017 is J$2,633mn to implement capital projects. All
levels of the education spectrum will benefit from the resources provided. The Early Childhood
cohort/stakeholders will benefit from the Early Childhood Development Project which is supporting
the objective of providing quality education for all children ages 3-5. This will be done through the
development of health education materials, training of health care workers, ECI Practitioners and
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STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Public Sector Reform
The GOJ continues to make steady progress in implementing the Human Resource (HR) Capacity Enhancement Project under the Public Sector Efficiency Programme (PSEP). A delegation of twelve (12) HR professionals attended the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM17) Conference in New Orleans in June 2017, which focussed on HR Transformation and Professional Development. In addition, face-to-face training of HR Professionals in the Strategic Human Resource Management Division (SHRMD), Office of Services Commissions (OSC), and Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), in core competencies commenced in December 2017, and will continue through to December 2018. The PSEP is strategically aligned to Jamaica’s National Goal No. 1 – “Jamaicans are empowered to achieve their fullest potential” – and is expected to enhance the management of human resources and productivity within the public sector.
The integrated HR and payroll system, which has been rebranded as MyHR+, was implemented in the following entities:
eGov Jamaica Limited April 2017
Transport Authority of Jamaica July 2017
Accountant General’s Department November 2017
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Though the CTMS has matured as a budget control and payment system, it may not be able to
continue to leverage the fast-evolving technological developments in the ICT environment, to
meet the growing needs for transparency and accountability of government towards its citizens.
The GoJ plans to extend the functionality of the CTMS by developing the Revenue Management
Module (RMM), which will address the current deficiencies in revenue recording. As a first step
towards the implementation of a government-wide JIFMIS, CTMS is being further enhanced to
function in a web-based environment. The web-enhanced version of the CTMS will centralize
the implementation of the current client-server FinMan budget execution application software
used in MDAs. It will facilitate version management of the application software and the related
look-up tables such as the Chart of Accounts. It will also provide a consolidated view of budget
execution in a single centralized database.
The project will be implemented along the following tracks:
i) Track 1 CTMS Development
The objectives of this track are to address the current deficiencies in revenue recording; increase
domestic revenue; as well as strengthen revenue policy and oversight of revenue collection; and
improve the receipt and processing of payment requests from the MDAs. This will include the
implementation of an upgraded version of the CTMS to a web-based environment without any
additional functionality by March 2019 (this has been achieved). This will be followed inter alia
by the introduction of consolidated financial reporting and automated bank reconciliation.
ii) Track 2 Development and implementation of the JIFMIS
The objectives of this component are to enhance cash management, government accounting and
reporting, debt management and improve revenue and expenditure forecasting by developing a
can be considered components of the JIFMIS, such as:
1. Budget Preparation and Management System (BPMS)
4. Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) -
5. Human Capital Management Enterprise System (referred to as ‘myHR+’)
6. Commonwealth Secretariat Debt Recording and Management System (CS-DRMS)
7. Central Securities Depository (CSD)
8. Pension Earnings and Pension Administration System (PEPAS)
10. Public Investment Management Information System (PIMIS)
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Name Competition for integrated HR/Payroll System. September 2016
NAME REQUIREMENTS The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) invites all employees in the public sector to create a name for its new integrated Human Capital Management Enterprise System (HCMES) for the public sector. It must be professional and complement the stature of the Jamaican public service.
You will agree that the acronym HCMES doesn’t convey the purpose or properly describe our
HR Management System and so we need a name!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) is implementing an integrated Human Capital Management
Enterprise System (HCMES) to more efficiently manage our human resources and to create an
electronic link to the respective payroll data across the public sector. When completed, all
Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will be on this system. The project is being
undertaken on a phased basis with the first batch of MDAs scheduled to be on the system by
The introduction of this integrated system is part of a wider programme to transform human
resources management in the public sector. By extension, this programme forms part of the
plans of the GOJ to modernise and transform the public sector.
When fully implemented, employees will have full access to their own personal details and will
be able to conduct basic HR transactions such as leave application and updating their personal
information. Managers and HR and Payroll personnel will be better able to manage the
payrolls, plan for current and future training and development, monitor performance and
create a more efficient recruitment process.
Names will be judged by how ‘catchy’ the name is, and how easy it is to pronounce and
The name should reflect positively on the system and the GOJ. The name should not be offensive, insulting or derogatory in nature. In instances where the same name is submitted, the Selection Committee will select the
entry with the earliest entry by time/date. The name must be original, not likely to cause confusion with any other similar service
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5.16.3 T-Card (Toll Card) (i) Toll accounts may be opened and T-cards obtained in respect of any emergency, official or
fleet vehicles that will require regular journeys on toll roads.
(ii) Permanent Secretaries, Chief Executive Officers and Heads of Departments must authorize
the operation of toll accounts.
(iii) The Transport Manager must keep a register of all T-Cards obtained (see Appendix 36).
The account number that is printed on the card must be entered in the Register.
(iv) The Transport Manager must obtain a monthly statement from each toll operator for each T-
Card and use this to prepare a monthly reconciliation with the motor vehicle’s Daily
Assignment Record of the T-Card usage.
(v) Where the T-card is used for any unauthorized journey, the charge(s) must be recovered
from the responsible driver.
Human Capital Management Enterprise System which consists of human resources and
(ii) MDAs shall not be authorised to procure any new payroll or human resource system during
this period. They shall continue to use their existing systems and await the roll out of the
HCMES in their ministry, department, agency and public body.
(iii) The Instructions herein shall be revised where necessary to facilitate the operation of the
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