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Actions Responsible Activities 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 Costing/ Resources

C.1.2 Improve

accuracy of cash

forecasts

AGD Develop cash forecasts

for detailed revenue and

expenditure items

covered by TSA (ref.

C.1.1)

Improved

forecasting

methodologies

developed and

tested by CMU

for revenue and

expenditure

respectively

Forecasting

errors remain

at +/- 5% for

revenue and

expenditure

forecasts with

expanding TSA

coverage

Forecasting

errors remain

at +/- 5% for

revenue and

expenditure

forecasts with

expanding TSA

coverage

Continuous

C.2.1

Operationalize

Public Procurement

Act 2015.

PXPC MDA preparation and

publication of

procurement plans

Regulations

approved

60% of MDAs

publish annual

procurement

plans

All MDAs

publish annual

procurement

plans

C.3.1 PIM

Guidelines

implemented

PEX Finalize and publish

guidelines for public

investment prioritization

Draft

guidelines

finalized

Cabinet

approved

guidelines

published

Report on

assessment of

major

investment

projects

C.3.2 Public

Investment

Management

Information System

(PIMIS) established

PEX Monitor major

investment projects

Decide PIMIS

specifications

PIMIS procured Draft

monitoring

guidelines

approved;

PIMIS tested

Monitoring

report from

PIMIS on all

major

investment

projects

C.4.1 Development

of non-financial

assets policy and

database.

PXPC Develop non-financial

asset management

policy (excluding land

and sub-soil resources)

Draft policy

prepared

Policy

approved

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2. Establish Civil Society Collaboration Channels

Task Description Status Actor Responsible

2.1 Work with GOJ to establish civil society multi-stakeholder forum as a priority

In-progress Began meetings w/ MSET Represen- tative to establish multi-stakeholder fo- rum as part of co-cre- ation process

Technical Working Group

2.2 Creating a list of actors that should be up- dated throughout the process.

Complete. Mailing list established when draft Open Letter was shared with civil society.

Technical Working Group

2.3 Expand OGP working group to include ad- ditional partners

Not Started. To be completed during upcoming online webinar

Technical Working Group

2.4 Create #OGPJamaica Whatsapp group through which updates can be shared with broader members.

Not Started To be completed during upcoming online webinar

Technical Working Group

2.5 Monthly meetings/provide updates on OGP progress.

Started First meeting sched- uled for August 12

Technical Working Group

2.6 Additional fundraising to expand NAP co-creation and consultation activities.

Started Technical Working Group

3. Establish a OGP Jamaica Website

Task Description Status Actor Responsible

3.1 Keep civil society engaged on the website progress

Update to be provided on upcoming webinar

SlashRoots

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2.6.6 Notification of Surcharge ............................................................................................. 40

2.6.7 Recovery of Amount Surcharged ................................................................................. 40

3 BUDGET MANAGEMENT........................................................................................................................................... 41

3.1 The Enabling Legal and Regulatory Framework ............................................................... 41

3.2 Financial Instructions ......................................................................................................... 45

3.3 Financial Year/Fiscal Year ................................................................................................. 45

3.4 Budget Call ......................................................................................................................... 45

3.5 Preparation of Expenditure and Revenue Estimates .......................................................... 47

3.6 Supplementary Estimates ................................................................................................... 48

3.7 Reallocation (Virement) ..................................................................................................... 48

4 TREASURY MANAGEMENT ..................................................................................................................................... 50

4.1 The Enabling Legal and Regulatory Framework ................................................................ 50

4.2 Financial Instructions ......................................................................................................... 53

4.3 The Consolidated Fund ...................................................................................................... 53

4.3.1 Purpose of the Consolidated Fund .............................................................................. 54

4.3.2 Custody of the Consolidated Fund ............................................................................. 54

4.3.3 Withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund .................................................................. 54

4.3.4 Repayment of Amounts due to Consolidated Fund through Warrant ........................ 54

4.3.5 Operation of the Consolidated Fund ........................................................................... 54

4.4 Other Funds ........................................................................................................................ 54

4.4.1 Contingencies Fund .................................................................................................... 54

4.4.2 Trust Funds ................................................................................................................. 54

4.4.3 Treasury Deposits ....................................................................................................... 55

4.4.4 Revenue Bank Account .............................................................................................. 55

4.5 Central Treasury Management System (CTMS) ................................................................ 55

4.5.1 CTMS Definition ........................................................................................................ 55

4.5.2 Centralised Payments ................................................................................................. 55

4.5.3 CTMS Web Portal ...................................................................................................... 56

4.5.4 Central Payment Account (CPA) ............................................................................... 56

4.5.5 Treasury Single Account (TSA) ................................................................................. 56

4.5.6 Taxpayer Registration Number and Bank Account .................................................... 57

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Reform area Measures Date Structural

Benchmark Training Training for audit managers will begin by November 2016 and is expected to be completed for all 50 audit

managers by February 2017. Feb-17

Compliance Improving the efficiency of the large taxpayers’ office by (i) completing 70 comprehensive audits and 11 issue audits and (ii) settling 90 objections

Mar-17

Audit process Implement centralized organizational and reporting arrangements for the objection units currently residing in the regional services centers and the large taxpayers’ office to ensure that objection decisions are carried out by officers outside of the Operations Division

Mar-17

Transfer pricing Develop audit processes and procedures, and a comprehensive work plan to focus on specified sectors/taxpayers/ issues such as tourism and bauxite.

Apr-17

Client Services

Begin issuing formal practice notes and private rulings to improve information to the taxpayer. Apr-17

By April 2017, work will begin on the development a database of legal opinions and guidance notes to be published on the TAJ website for taxpayers’ information by October 2017.

Oct-17

Customs Administration Post-Clearance Audit

Increase the number of completed Post-Clearance Audit to 60 a year by March 2017, with 25 percent of them identified by risk management system.

Mar-17

By March 2018, 50 percent of Post Clearance Audits will be identified by a risk management system. Mar-18

Capacity Begin Tax Audit and Revenue Administration training for officers. Dec-16

Trade facilitation Completion of the drafting of the Phase III under the latest amendments to the Customs Act by end- February 2016 and tabling in parliament by end-May 2017. Phase II will be tabled in Parliament by end- December 2016.

May-17

Public Financial Management TSA Expansion Put in place phase 1 of enhancements to Treasury+Management+System">Central Treasury Management System (CTMS), expected to be

completed by end-December 2016. Begin web enablement of FinMan by January 2017 after all enhancements and job orders for CTMS are completed and signed off.

Jan-17

Commence daily sweeps of all revenue transit accounts into the Treasury Single Account (TSA). Mar-17

AGD capacity A new organizational structure for the Accountant General’s Department (AGD) was approved by the Ministry of Finance and Public Service in September 2016. Transfer of the responsibility for further

Nov-16

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Does the Ministry plan to do any more consultations with parents

The Student Assessment Unit of the MoEYI successfully completed a series of

town hall meetings in 2017 in all 6 regions. Fourteen town hall meetings were held

at various venues where presentations were made by the SAU to parents and

teachers about P.E.P. While we believe the parents are critical stakeholder groups

we now need to focus at the implementation stage. There is section on the Ministry

of Education website that has information that parents can interface with. There is

a WhatsApp number available for questions and suggestions. The communication

plan for this New Assessment will be in full swing with advertisement etc. So,

although we will not be meeting the parents we will be providing information and

responding to their questions.

I heard that there will be a mock test in June. What is it about

A national mock trial of the performance task will be fully administered to all

schools to all grade 4 and 5 students in June 2018. This, in an effort to familiarize

students and teachers with item types from the Performance Task. The mock exams

will only focus on the Performance Task.

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