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Rehiring of persons on early retirement to be made difficult for public sector

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 4:04 AM

People who take early retirement from the public sector will soon find it difficult to re-enter the service if they do not return the incentives they received when they were leaving.

In a new structural benchmark under the agreement with the International Monetary Fund, Jamaica is to institute rules prohibiting the rehiring of participants in the early retirement programme for at least five years.

However, that period could be shorter if the participant gives back the incentives received at retirement.

Those rules are to be in place by next month.

Meanwhile, under another structural benchmark, the Government is to complete rules and standards that will be used by the Public Service Commission to limit continued employment for people who are past the retirement age.

It will also affect contract officers.

The new rules are to be submitted to the Governor General by next month.