The Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) is well in the way to undertaking the organizational review and reclassification of the public service in Dominica.
CARICAD is currently in the process of documentation and research. This will be done to justify the allowances component of this assignment.
Acting Cabinet Secretary, Ms. Careen Prevost says though this initiative is new, it has been requested by the unions for an extended period of time.
“We have a number of allowances throughout the public services. And what we are trying to do is to understand all of the allowances that exist, and how they relate to salaries to the compensation package and look at where they can be reviewed,” Ms. Prevost stated.
Earlier this month, CARICAD met with the committee of permanent secretaries, who will have overall responsibility to collect data and provide feedback on the allowances within the public service.
“We have agrees that moving forward we will have a team of public officers and permanent secretaries who would continue to provide direction through the process,” Ms. Prevost added.
The report for this study is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 to determine the next step for the reclassification of the public service. This as the quality of service delivery in the public service remains a priority for the Government of Dominica.