Aug 05, 2021 Last Updated 1:14 PM, Aug 4, 2021

The Minister of Finance & the Public Service

The Hon. Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP, is Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service and is Member of Parliament for St Andrew Northwestern. ...

Financial Secretary

Ms. Darlene Morrison is currently Jamaica’s Financial Secretary. As Financial Secretary, Ms. Morrison is the technical and administrative head of the Ministry of Finance and the Pu...

State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service

The Hon. Marsha Smith, MP was born and raised in the parish of Saint Ann. She was educated at Brown’s Town Primary School, Westwood High School, Brown’s Town Community College, the...

Public Service Employee Assistance Programme

A EAP is a service sponsored by the Employer, and is designed to provide assistance, within a confidential framework, to employees who are experiencing personal problems that may be negatively affecting their job performance. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Financial and legal difficulties
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Changes in the Organization

PSEAP, means therefore, that employees within the Public Sector are being provided with confidential support, through an EAP that will assist in resolving any conflicts which may adversely impact on their lives.

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Identification may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Absenteeism
  • Frequent and extended sick leave
  • Poor interpersonal relationships
  • Deterioration in job performance
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The PSEAP will provide individual counselling services which will include assessment and referral. 

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All Public Sector employees, regardless of their status, job title or responsibilities. 

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The EAP service will be provided by a pool of trained counsellors, selected from within the Public Sector, as well as a pool of external resource persons. 

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The service will be provided at the following site: Ministry of Finance & the Public Service 30 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Telephones: 932-5000-1

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  1. Self Referral: If you recognize that you need help, you may call or visit one of the above sites.
  2. Supervisor-Assisted Referrral: A supervisor may make a formal referral on your behalf.
  3. Union-Assisted Referral: Your union may make a formal referral on your behalf.
  4. Peer-Assisted Referral: Peers may make a formal referral on your behalf.
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ABSOLUTELY! This is a confidential service. Your right to privacy is guaranteed. 

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PSEAP is a free service. If, however, a referral is made to an external facility, the cost will be borne by the employee. 

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  • Enhanced personal porblem solving skills
  • Identification and resolution of personal and health related problems
  • Reduction in stress
  • Higher level of confidence and self-esteem
  • Greater control over their lives and the challenges they face
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  • Increased productivity
  • Improvement in office morale
  • Reduction of time lost in absenteeism and sickness
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