Her Excellency the Governor Elizabeth Carriere has asked the Human Resources Management Unit (HRMU) in collaboration with the HR Consultant to present recommendations on shortening processes.
During her November 18th press conference the governor said the public service needed to become more efficient and transparent. She has asked senior staff in the HRMU to present recommendations on how the recruitment process can be shortened to 90 days.
Governor Carriere said there are a number of key positions which needed to be fast tracked and this list is being reviewed in collaboration with the ministers and the Permanent Secretaries.
The governor continued to say this work needs to be done even while the consultant Felicia Linch continues to work on the Public Sector Reform program. “We must fix what needs to be fixed. There is not clear policy on discipline and grievance…which makes things difficult. A number of things need to be tightened up.”
She noted that the changes needed did not call for rocket science but a bit of innovation and willingness to change.
As the public service is about service it was necessary to change patterns and behaviour in order for the effective delivery of services so that people can do business, said the official. This will also be a benefit to the island as it wants to improve its tourism product.
The governor has given the department 90 days to submit the proposal.