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Strategic Human Resource Management
Public Sector Reform
Establishment of the Strategic Human Resource Management Division (SHRMD)
The development, including staffing, of the SHRMD remains a work-in-progress. Staffing at the senior management level of the new structure continued during FY 2016/17, with recruitment for some positions currently underway.
During FY 2016/17 work commenced on the development of a Capacity Enhancement Strategy and Plan for the SHRMD and HRM Units across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), in keeping with the MOU signed by the MoFPS, Office of the Cabinet and Management Institute for National Development. This development is also in line with the PSEP which is being financed through an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan.
Implementation of the PSEP began with the engagement of HR professionals in the SHRMD and MDAs to determine priority HR competencies at different levels. A comprehensive Learning Needs Analysis was also conducted to inform the Capacity Enhancement Strategy and Plan, through workshops, one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and surveys.
As part of the strategy to enhance capacity, 20 officers of the SHRMD and the wider MoFPS were trained in Leadership Essentials during January 2017.
The phased implementation of the integrated HR and payroll system continues with implementation for the Office of the Services Commissions (OSC) and eGov Jamaica Limited scheduled for February 2017. The more than 100 administrators trained on the new system are expected to train other persons in their respective MDAs.
Data migration from the old to the new system has commenced in 3 of 14 MDAs that have been selected for the first phase of system implementation. User Acceptance Testing (UAT) was conducted for 8 MDAs to verify that the systems reflect the actual HR and payroll processes and requirements.
The public sector transformation team is conducting Change Management and Communication assessments in the 14 MDAs. As part of this exercise, change and communication work streams are being established to support implementation of the system for each MDA based on its needs.
June 12, 2021
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
June 12, 2021
Head No. 16000B
and Title: Office of the Cabinet
(Capital - Multilateral/Bilateral Programmes)
P R O P O S A L S
FUNCTION 01 - GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES
SUB FUNCTION 99 - OTHER GENERAL PUBLIC
PROGRAMME 152 - PUBLIC SECTOR REFORM
SUB PROGRAMME 20 - IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC
9263 Public Sector Efficiency Programme 1,438,600.0 510,134.0 928,466.0 Revised requirement due to slower than programmed
25 Use of Goods and Services 292,057.0
EU Grant ($63.0m)
IADB Loan ($63.281m)
China Loan ($155.106m)
32 Fixed Assets (Capital Goods) 218,077.0
China Loan ($145.971m)
IADB loan ($72.106m)
TOTAL HEAD 16000B 1,438,600.0 - - 510,134.0 928,466.0
FIRST SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2018/2019
Service & Object of
Remarks & Object Classification Provided
16000B - 12
June 11, 2021