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Cabinet approves blueprint for redesign of Public Service

February 12th, 2018 | Tags: Rosalie Adams Public Service Transformation
A statement from Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams on the transformation of the Public Service. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a statement from Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams on the transformation of the Public Service.

Public Officers, ladies and gentlemen, let me have a few minutes of your time to briefly speak about the plans for the transformation of the Public Service.

After the life-changing hurricanes of Irma and Maria, we have to band together to ensure that the Territory is in a position to be restored, rebuilt and to become even more resilient than before.

As the Territory’s largest employer, the Government recognizes its responsibility in helping to rebuild the Public Sector. As such, Cabinet has approved the blueprint for the redesign of the Public Service, under the theme “A stronger, more resilient and more effective Public Service”. The areas of emphasis are: Redesign of the Public Service, E-government - Greening the Public Service, Public Sector/Private Sector Collaboration, Good Governance, Rebuilding Security and Statutory Bodies Realignment.

If there was ever a time that the Public Service needed your input into its future, it is now. We want to design a transformed Public Service with your input. We want to hear from you as it relates to: what you think the Public Service should look like in the future; the areas you think we can improve; the services you think we can enhance and in general, how do you think we can change to better serve you?

The transformation of the Public Service is important to me as the Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands. As such, I am asking persons to email me at with your feedback on the future state of the Public Service. Additionally, you can call Ms. Colene A. Penn, the Communications Officer for the Governor’s Group at 468-2350 and leave your feedback.

You have my commitment that every suggestion received on the transformation of the Public Service will be recorded and considered. As Public Officers and you the public, our largest client, we want to hear from you as we collectively redesign the Public Service for the future.

Thank you for your support and may God bless the Public Service and the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

6 Responses to “Cabinet approves blueprint for redesign of Public Service”

  • Xxx (12/02/2018, 13:21) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stop wasting big people time and tell us how much getting laid off
  • Well Sah (12/02/2018, 14:34) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    PSDP the second edition!!! Dust off them old reports from the last reform programme and all the recommendations those politicians ignored and get moving. No need for another set of consultants paid to come up with the same crap we already know.
  • Socrates (12/02/2018, 15:27) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    What does redesigning the public sector mean? Does it mean restructuring with a new organizational chart? Does it mean reducing the bloated civil services? Will it mean increasing productivity? Will it mean providing a higher level of service? Will it mean that civil servants will have to contribute towards their retirement plan? Will government match employee contribution dollar to dollar? What will government do about the retirement unfunded liability? Will a retirement sinking fund be established? Will civil servant be allowed to do their job?

    Will they be recognized and rewarded for stellar performance? Will the service be held responsible and accountable for their performance? Will the system be merit based, not politically based? Will the Peter Principle (promoting to a level of incompetence) continue? Will local government have more control over civil service? How will the reduction in Force be executed? When will the public gain access to the blue print? Can the private sectior handled the RIFed employees? Will the poorly performing statutory bodies come back on government fold? Is the BVI too small for all these statutory bodies? Will technology be leveraged to reduce the bloated civil service? Will this redesign be just another talking paper? Will nepotism and cronyism stop? Will any politician have the courage to say out load that the civil service is too big? No!
    • Diplomat (13/02/2018, 11:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Socrates, the trio of great Greek philosophers—-Socrates, Plato and Aristotle——, especially Socrates , must be smiling. Who is going to answer the questions? Some questions will not be touched with a 10 metre poll, ie, the civil bloated civil service. Many bloggers, commentators, talk show hosts, civil society..........etc have raised many of these issues yet nothing happens. How serious is this latest effort to redesign the civil service?
  • critic (12/02/2018, 16:28) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    I hope you all change the years of eligibility for pensioners from 25 to 20 and when one makes their 20 years they must go home with their full package and not to be brought back on no contract. No cronism on nepotism.
  • Boo (13/02/2018, 07:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another time another set of lip service. Watch this space. Raedesign means pay top brass bigger salaries and give them more power.

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