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Government set to meet on March public sector reform targets – Roberts

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 2:55 AM
Head of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee, Danny Roberts.

Head of the Public Sector Transformation Oversight Committee (PSTOC), Danny Roberts, says the Government is on track to meet key structural public sector reforms under the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies.

PSTOC was established last year to monitor government targets under the programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) similar to the Economic Programme Oversight Committee.

Roberts says based on the reports the committee received in January, he believes the objectives up to March will be achieved.

He is to confirm this when the committee reports to the public a month later.

He says one of the benchmarks for March was to develop a database to help to do a census of the number of employees in central government system.

There is also to be a comprehensive database to rationalise salaries and allowances.

He also says another March objective was to focus on and rationalise the rules governing employment within the public service.

The PSTOC head told The Gleaner that he expects that when the IMF team arrives in the island at the end this month, more targets will be added under the Government’s standby agreement with the IMF.