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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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14 Maintaining the Chart of Accounts

14.1 Responsibility for Updating the COA

The Chart of Accounts shall be modified and updated from time to time by the Accountant General’s

Department. The updated version shall be posted on the web sites of the Accountant General’s Department and

the Finance+and+Public+Service">Ministry of Finance and Public Service.

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WELCOME BY THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND THE PUBLIC

SERVICE – HON. AUDLEY SHAW CD, MP

FINANCIAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION CONFERENCE ON CRIME

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Theme: What Does it Take to Take the Profit Out of Crime

It is my pleasure to be here this morning to welcome you all to the

Financial Investigations Division’s (FID) Conference on Crime.

As the parent ministry, the Ministry of Finance and Public Service also

extends a special welcome to His Excellency Asif Ahmad, the British

High Commissioner and to United Kingdom’s Department of

International Development (DIFID) representatives who have greatly

assisted the FID over the years and who have made a significant

contribution to this conference to ensure its success.

I also want to extend special welcome to our other international and

regional guests. I hope you find time to explore our beautiful island and

experience our culture and the warmth of our people.

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Public Bodies Summary of Original Forecast for Financial Year 2019/20 (Other) $million

Public Bodies, FY 2020/21 Ministry of Finance and Public Service Page 308

Ministry Of Economic Growth and Job Creation

OUR FCJ Harmonisation JIFZ KFZ MBFZ ORCC PMS RBWC SADCO Statement A Flow of Funds

1 Current Revenue 872.64 876.08 432.17 141.65 388.03 729.79 61.70 2,616.89 217.00 217.74 2 Current Expenses (939.95) (673.70) (176.27) (61.42) (361.74) (712.60) (33.98) (1,900.87) (184.70) (182.62) 3 Current Balance (67.31) 202.38 255.90 80.23 26.29 17.19 27.72 716.02 32.30 35.12 4 Adjustments 20.41 (121.75) 4.55 (3.52) 2.52 22.02 0.61 (37.34) 7.51 6.62

Change in Accounts - - - - - - - - - - Receivable/Payable 26.80 (112.58) 2.32 (6.56) 12.71 13.73 11.20 (58.89) 6.11 (5.01) Items not requiring outlay of cash: - - - - - - - - - - Depreciation 22.00 12.43 2.23 0.88 4.81 13.28 0.51 21.55 1.40 8.23 Other Non-Cash Items (28.39) (21.60) - 2.16 (15.00) (4.99) (11.10) - - 3.40 Prior Year Adjustment - - - - - - - - - -

5 Operating Balance (46.90) 80.63 260.45 76.71 28.81 39.21 28.33 678.68 39.81 41.74 6 Capital Account (42.80) (1,022.03) - - (96.92) (128.32) - (459.79) (1.96) (325.40)

Revenue - - - - - - - - - - Expenditure (42.80) (69.86) - - (96.92) (128.32) - (459.79) (1.75) (325.40) Investment - (952.17) - - - - - - - - Change in Inventory - - - - - - - - (0.21) -

7 Transfers from Government - - - - - - - - - - Loans - - - - - - - - - - Equity - - - - - - - - - - On-Lending - - - - - - - - - - Other - - - - - - - - - -

8 Transfers to Government - - - (0.07) (7.31) (3.15) (6.01) (262.79) - (16.83) Dividend - - - - (6.50) (0.65) - - - (1.83) Loan Repayments - - - - - - - - - - Corporate Taxes - - - (0.01) (0.81) (2.50) (6.01) (262.79) - (15.00) Other - - - (0.06) - - - - - -

9 OVERALL BALANCE (5+6+7+8) (89.70) (941.40) 260.45 76.64 (75.42) (92.26) 22.32 (43.90) 37.85 (300.49) 10 FINANCING (10a+11+15) 89.70 941.40 (260.45) (76.64) 75.42 92.26 (22.32) 43.90 (37.85) 300.49

* 10a Total (12.56) 137.00 93.88 - - - - - - - Capital Revenue - 137.00 93.88 - - - - - - - Loans - - - - - - - - - - Equity - - - - - - - - - - On-Lending - - - - - - - - - - Loan Repayments (12.56) - - - - - - - - -

11 Total Foreign (12+13+14) - - - - - - - - - - 12 Government Guaranteed Loans - - - - - - - - - -

Disbursement - - - - - - - - - - Amortization - - - - - - - - - -

13 Direct Loans - - - - - - - - - - Long Term: - - - - - - - - - -

Disbursement - - - - - - - - - - Amortisation - - - - - - - - - -

Short Term: - - - - - - - - - - Change in Trade Credits - - - - - - - - - -

14 Change in Deposits Abroad - - - - - - - - - - 15 Total Domestic (16+17+18) 102.26 804.40 (354.33) (76.64) 75.42 92.26 (22.32) 43.90 (37.85) 300.49 16 Banking System (2.31) 833.10 (445.93) (76.64) 94.97 (10.85) - (136.93) (0.08) (5.00)

Loans (Change) - - - (33.00) - - - - - - Overdraft (Change) - - - - - - - - - - Deposits (Change) (2.31) 833.10 (445.93) (43.64) 94.97 (10.85) - (136.93) (0.08) (5.00)

17 Non-Banks (Change) - - - - - - - - - - 18 Other (Change) 104.57 (28.70) 91.60 - (19.55) 103.11 (22.32) 180.83 (37.77) 305.49

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND PUBLIC SERVICE STRATEGIC PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

TERMS OF REFERENCE TECHNICAL ADVISOR, BSJ

Background The Jamaica">Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is a multi-functional institution governed by the Standards Act of 1968, The Weights and Measures Act of 1976 and the Processed Foods Act of 1959. The BSJ also has responsibilities under other national legislations such as the Petroleum Quality Control Act and the Customs Act. The BSJ therefore functions as the National Standards Body, National Metrology Institute and a major player in the National Conformity Assessment Cluster. As such the BSJ is a major trade facilitation entity and all its functions must be executed in line with international regulations, standards and best practice for the benefit of the Jamaican society. To continue to function in this way the capabilities of the BSJ needs to be developed and maintained to meet the requirements of new a new and evolving global trade paradigm.

The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received loan financing from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) towards the cost of the Strategic Public Sector Transformation Project (SPSTP). The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen public resource management and support selected public sector institutions in facilitating a more enabling environment for private sector growth. The project has 2 thematic areas divided into 6 components.

The first thematic area of the proposed intervention seeks to reinforce fiscal discipline and revenue enhancement through four main components: (1) Strengthening the Public Investment Management System (PIMS); (2) Strengthening the Budget Preparation Process and Results Based Budgeting (3) Adaptive Public Sector Approaches to Promote Fiscal Sustainability and Project Management; (4) Strengthening Property Tax Compliance and Administration.

The second thematic area seeks to support those institutions that sit at the interface between the public and private sectors: Bureau of Standards of Jamaica (BSJ) and Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA). Component 5, Fostering Industrial Growth and Trade Facilitation, will support strategic public sector institutions essential to creating an enabling environment for the private sector. The management of the project makes up the sixth component.

Component 5. Fostering Industrial Growth and Trade Facilitation The main objective of this component is to develop and implement an integrated border clearance process through a National Single Window mechanism in which Customs and the participating border agencies will eliminate multiple interventions/inspections by conducting joint inspections or delegating primary functions to Customs.

Component 5a supports the BSJ’s re-engineering of its business processes which are directly related to the cross-border movement of goods with the aim of removing procedural obstacles and resulting in enhanced effectiveness and efficiency. The expected outcomes are significant reductions in release time of goods and costs to the business community.

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