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Public Bodies Ministry of Transport and Mining (Other) Jamaica Bauxite Institute _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Public Bodies, FY 2020/21 Page 267 Ministry Finance and the Public Service

Balance Sheet $m

Audited Estimated Projected 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21

Current Assets Cash and Bank Balances 207.20 261.66 261.66 Trade and Other Receivables 18.59 12.68 21.20 Owing by Related Company 0.15 0.25 0.25 Taxation Recoverable 8.84 10.70 9.39

234.78 285.29 292.50 Non-current Assets Property, Plant and Equipment 52.81 88.68 70.21 Long Term Receivables - 2.00 2.00 Retirement Benefit Asset 101.06 101.06 101.05

153.87 191.74 173.26 Total Assets 388.65 477.03 465.76

Current Liabilities Trade and Other Payables 71.41 141.29 129.02

71.41 141.29 129.02 Non-current Liabilities Projects Funds 2.04 2.52 3.52 Deferred Tax Liability 2.70 2.70 2.70 Retirement Benefit Obligation 86.58 86.58 86.58

91.32 91.80 92.80 Capital and Reserves Share Capital ($200) - - - Grant Income 0.12 0.12 0.12 Accumulated Surplus 225.80 243.82 243.82

225.92 243.94 243.94

Total Liabilities and Equity 388.65 477.03 465.76

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It is against this background that a Public Sector Learning Framework Policy was established by MIND with the support of key public sector stakeholders1, and with the endorsement of the Cabinet Secretary. The PSLF proposes a more systematic approach to whole-of-government human resource development, and serves as the GoJs blueprint for building a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the public sector, and provides a coordinated approach to systematically map pathways towards building the required competencies and developing the necessary skill sets that will allow public officers to deliver the best value goods and services. Along with its overarching objective to provide a coherent policy structure for human resource development within the sector, so as to enable economic development and societal wellbeing through the delivery of efficient citizen services, the PSLF also seeks to:

1. Provide a coherent policy for human resource development within the sector. 2. Stimulate, guide and promote the development of a public sector that is genuinely committed to lifelong

learning. 3. Build a culture of innovation among public officers for better business outcomes. 4. Enhance the human resource capabilities needed to support the fulfilment of Vision 2030 Jamaica:

National Development Plan (NDP). 5. Develop a responsive public service able to quickly adjust to the changing needs of government. 6. Integrate learning and development across the public sector. 7. Provide clarity and coherence to the matrices of learning focus areas across the different job levels in

the public sector. 8. Provide high quality, relevant and standardized training within the public service. 9. Facilitate access, mobility and progression in learning and professional development paths within the

sector. 10. Develop a source of evaluating or assessing investment in and impact of human resource development

within the sector.

The implementation of the PSLF is being led by MIND, supported by a PSLF Working Group, and governed by a PSLF Oversight Committee which is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIND. The Agency is supported by a PSLF Consultant/Advisor reporting through to the CEO.

3. SCOPE OF WORK Under the direct supervision of the PSLF Project Advisor/ Consultant the PSLF Project Officer will provide coordination support to ensure the achievement of the PSLF objectives and delivery of its outputs. Therefore, the PSLF Project Officer will:

o Liaise and coordinate activities with the relevant departments within the Agency in support of the implementation of the PSLF.

o Provide administrative support to the PSLF Project Advisor/ Consultant o Liaise with key external stakeholders to optimise access and to ensure timely organisation and

facilitation of activities relating to the PSLF implementation. o Assist with the design, development and dissemination of PSLF outputs. o Provide the necessary feedback, through reports and other forms of communiqué, on a timely basis, to

the PSLF Consultant/Advisor in order to inform engagements with the CEO and the PSLF Oversight Committee.

o Monitor PSLF implementation deliverables. o Draft any milestone and completion reports as necessary. o Provide input for the development of technical reports and other project outputs.

1 Cabinet Office, Ministry of Finance and Public Service (MoFP), Office of the Services Commissions (OSC), Strategic Human Resource Management Division within the MoFP, Jamaica Civil Service Association, Planning Institute of Jamaica and the Public Sector Modernisation Division and the Public Sector Transformation Unit, which have been recently amalgamated to form the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme.

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With Effect From October 1, 2002

Minimun Maximun

Level 11 $2,400,000 $3,450,000

Level 10 $1,800,000 $2,250,000

Level 9 $1,650,000 $2,062,500

Level 8 $1,350,000 $1,687,500

Level 7 $1,095,000 $1,368,750

Level 6 $840,000 $1,050,000

Level 5 $681,000 $851,250

Level 4 $543,000 $678,750

Level 3 $435,000 $543,750

Level 2 $240,000 $300,000

Level 1 $216,000 $270,000



Levels Basic Salary

Executive Agency Schedule 2004 Page 73

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cigarette excise taxes, was also based on Goodchild et al. (2016).[13] First, we calculated the

number of daily cigarette smokers aged 15 or above, which was to multiply the population esti-

mates for aged 15 or older by the adult cigarette smoking prevalence. Next, we assumed that

the price elasticity for cigarette smoking prevalence is -0.15, -0.2, and -0.25 in high, middle,

and low-income countries respectively. If the cigarette excise taxes were increased by I$1, the

reduction in the number of daily cigarette smokers (S) in the 2016 adult population (aged 15

or above) was calculated as S × ΔP × p in which S is the baseline number of smokers, ΔP is the

percentage change in retail prices, and p is the prevalence elasticity.

In order to estimate the number of smoking-attributable deaths averted due to the I$1 tax

increase, we followed Goodchild et al. (2016) and assumed a relatively low risk of smoking-

attributable death, which is 33% for conservative estimates. Another assumption made by this

method is that 95% of smokers aged 15–29 who quit will avoid an early death. This percentage

would drop to 75% for smokers aged 30 to 39, to 70% for those aged 40 to 49, to 50% for those

aged 50 to 59, and to 10% for those aged 60 or above. This assumption leads to a global adjust-

ment factor that is 74% based on the 2015 age profile of the world population. Finally, the

number of smoking-attributable deaths averted was calculated using the following formula

33%×74%×ΔS (the reduction in the number of daily cigarette smokers).

Data sources. Population estimates for people aged 15 (in total and by age groups) or

above came from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the United

Nation Population Division. Cigarette smoking prevalence among adults came from a variety

of sources, including the 2016 prevalence estimates by the Euromonitor International, and the

most recent tobacco use/smoking prevalence estimates compiled by the WHO’s report on

global tobacco epidemic 2017. For countries where the most recent tobacco use survey was

conducted before 2011, the daily cigarette smoking prevalence estimates (defined as the per-

centage of population who smoke every day) came from the WHO global report on trend in

tobacco smoking 2000–2025. In addition, some countries only reported estimates of cigarette

smoking prevalence and tobacco smoking prevalence, rather than daily cigarette smoking

prevalence. In those cases, we used the proportion of daily cigarette smoking among these

more broadly defined smoking activities at the country level as an adjustment factor. This

adjustment factor (proportion) can be derived using the country-level estimates reported in

the WHO global report on trend in tobacco smoking 2000–2025. If the proportion adjustment

factors were not available for the country, we then assumed that 85% of tobacco smokers were

cigarette smokers, among whom 85% were smoking daily, which was chosen because most

derived adjustment factors center around these numbers.

The WHO FCTC implementation cost of best-but policies for the next 15


Method. In order to estimate the total cost of implementing the four best-buy policies rec-

ommended by the WHO FCTC for the next 15 years, we used the NCDs Costing Tool devel-

oped by the WHO (...
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Head No. 4500

and Title: Ministry of Youth and Culture (formerly Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture) $000


Activity/ Service & Object of Approved Provided Savings or Approved

Project Expenditure Estimates by Law Supplementary Under New Remarks & Object Classification

No. 2011/2012 (Statutory) Estimates Expenditure Estimates




0163 Grants for Direction and Administration 548,727.0 159,732.0 388,995.0 Revised requirement due to the following:

(1) Transfer of Activity to Head 7200 - Ministry of Local Government and Community Development effective January 1, 2012 159,122.0 (2) Unfilled vacant post 610.0

(i) Compensation of Employees 91,916.0 (ii) Travel Expenses and Subsistence 14,073.0 (iii ) Rental of Property, Machinery & Equipment 1,233.0 (iv) Public Utility Services 1,201.0 (v) Purchases of Other Goods and Services 51,309.0

Reduction 30 Grants and Contributions 159,732.0

1718 Grant for Retirement Benefits 62,540.0 15,632.0 46,908.0 Revised requirement due to Activity being transferred to

Head 7200 - Ministry of Local Government and Community

Development effective January 1, 2012 as follows:


30 Grants and Contributions 15,632.0






0709 Grant for the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO 27,545.0 46.0 27,499.0 Revised requirement due to unfilled vacant posts


30 Grants and Contributions 46.0





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