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T&T-based PwC inks 300k contract to conduct Public Service Compensation Review

The Government of the Virgin Islands has signed a contract with Trinidad-based consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited (PwC) to conduct a public service compensation review for a period of nine months at the tune of $300k.
Persons present at the launch ceremony for the review process. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Persons present at the launch ceremony for the review process. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands has signed a contract with Trinidad-based consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services Limited (PwC) to conduct a public service compensation review for a period of nine months at the tune of $300k.

A release today, October 14, 2022 from the government noted, “The review aims to address remuneration disparity, to further support the retention, engagement and motivation of skilled and competent officers to effectively deliver public services, and to move toward a ‘Total Rewards’ Scheme that promotes high performance."

Gov't committed to properly compensating Public officers - Premier 

Virgin Islands Premier and Minster of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) in remarks at the launch ceremony for the review process said the contract cements the Government’s commitment to ensuring that Public Officers will be properly compensated for the highly significant roles they perform.

“In order to retain the best talent, we have to provide fair compensation and benefits. We must also bring more value to the critical areas that help our society to grow.”

The premier added that the VI is currently going through a Public Service transformation to better serve the public and it cannot happen without a high-quality, fit-for-purpose Public Service,” he said.

Governor John J. Rankin CMG said he is committed to supporting a top-class Public Service consisting of well-trained, highly skilled and motivated officers who deliver an effective service to the public as a whole. 

 “In order to achieve that goal, we need a properly paid public service, with compensation levels designed to recruit, retain and reward those whom we need in the modern world in which we live,” he added.

Acting Director of Human Resources, Ms. Kaisa Penn, said that it is her view that the Compensation Review demonstrates that her department is taking care of Public Officers; and is doing its part to be responsive to their concerns and needs.

More than 16 years since last review - HR Director 

“After more than  some16 years since the last compensation review, we are confident that at the end of this review we will stand in a more informed position regarding the status of compensation in the public service,” Ms. Penn affirmed.

Partner and Consulting Leader of PwC Trinidad and Tobago, Zia Paton submitting remarks video presentation said her firm is committed to building trust in society and driving sustained outcomes.

“We have deep global and regional experience delivering similar job evaluation and compensation exercises for our clients,” Ms. Paton said, adding, “Job evaluation and compensation projects lay a strong foundation upon which to build a leading Public Service. We are committed to delivering value and look forward to working with the local team.”

18 Responses to “T&T-based PwC inks 300k contract to conduct Public Service Compensation Review”

  • PS (14/10/2022, 18:38) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    I hope after they gone with all that money, you will have enough to pay us.
  • Bumpy (14/10/2022, 18:39) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    How many consulties on ths subject at these enormous compensations? They can use this money to give minimum wage workers a living wage increase. Whenever present governments and subsequent governments want to line their pockects they do it under the consultancy umbrella or non tender contracts. Smfh.
    • confused (15/10/2022, 06:06) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      Are the minimum wage workers you mentioned employees of Government?
    • Blockchain and security (15/10/2022, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Will be changing the entire planet. Better keep up with the reality.
  • The Reaper (14/10/2022, 19:13) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    Is too late for this….Wasted of money over and over ???? all the F!!king time…For what???????…Governor you jus as bad .jus like them !!!!!!! ..Slavery!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Just Checking (14/10/2022, 19:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Was this one waved?
  • Wasted Money... (14/10/2022, 19:36) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    So they want to tell us that supervisors, managers, directors, HR don't know their staff, don't keep data on their staff.. or the Govt clearly indicating they do not trust the people in these position...Now we understand why a suspension and a Britain take over is the best way forward..This is an expense we don't need, we shouldn't have..
    • i won’t trust (15/10/2022, 03:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      listen! there’s no trust of Government info especially since whatsapp been invented. Employees are humans and humans have friends and so friends are malicious. Our Government sector needs more honest employees.
  • So many lies been told to us before by politicians (14/10/2022, 21:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    that I an sure what to believe.

    Which of the following to believe in?

    A. Promises

    B. Pro misses?

    Politicians lies so often that I am not sure. They fake smile too.

  • WOW!!! (14/10/2022, 21:58) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    You locals will never complain about that but if it was Autland, Quality Metro then it would be a whole different story
  • ok (14/10/2022, 23:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This makes absolutely no sense. What is wrong with you Government officials and politicians?
  • ok (15/10/2022, 00:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is wrong with these Government Officials and Politicians. Clearly, they are not thinking straight. So, you all can’t figure out what to pay people, you have to pay $300K first? Really?
  • Little more than a photo OP to many of us. (15/10/2022, 02:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    300k to contract what % of those that elegible for compensation.
    The present disunity government lead Dr. Natalio Sajande Wheatley only care about educating a minimum, 5% or there about of our people.
    In order to get attention much of our finances are spent to please outsiders, but we don't get value for dollars, facts.
    Many of our people are unemployed, no income. Others don't even make make 300 dollars a month, but the Premier want a face to face talk with the people nearing next general election. To say what? Tell us more lies?
  • Is this a joke (15/10/2022, 07:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is wrong with Government officials and politicians? What is purpose of HR and Labour? Let me guess, bad minds, so pay out 300K instead. Just wow.
  • Wellsah (15/10/2022, 07:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    How them say it don't have money to fix the schools and pot holes.
  • help me (15/10/2022, 08:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    some of the population always fusing: just take a look at the headline photo????

    some will get it; while some will continue scratching their heads

    strike a pose

  • Wit (15/10/2022, 09:18) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Why such a big contract to that company? Do you not know what is owed to the people? I am share that a company in this country could have done that for less.

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