Oct 26, 2020 Last Updated 2:59 PM, Oct 14, 2020

hrm transformation

HR Operating Model

This project seeks to develop and implement an HR operating model which delivers HR services in line with a transformed HR function and in support of a transformed public sector.

Developing a new model requires a shared vision of what the HR function in the public sector should be in order to overcome the challenges in delivering excellent service to the citizens of Jamaica. It also demands building on the strengths of the public service whilst transforming weak areas in order to achieve the new vision.

The new model will be an integrated delivery model that creates and sustains a balance between the effective management and development of people. It will also ensure the realisation of organisational goals in the medium to long term.

Work has started on the development of the new model with the first in a series of workshops held recently to:

  •  Crystallise the case for change;
  •  Re-imagine HR management in the public sector leading to a new vision;
  •  Formulate the HR Operating Model and determine where different types of work would be done;
  •  Identify the required key competencies; and
  •  Establish a community of change leaders.

Consultations will continue to ensure a model that is fit for purpose.


Special Early Retirement Programme

The Special Early Retirement Programme (SERP) is for eligible employees between the ages of 50 and 59 years. Under this Programme, eligible persons can choose to retire early. Special incentives have been included in the Programme such as two weeks’ salary for each year of service up to a maximum of one year’s salary and payment in lieu of accumulated vacation leave.

The SERP is designed, as far as possible, to ensure that the process is fair and takes into account both the needs and preferences of the employee and the needs of the employer to ensure that the organisation remains sustainable.  

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the SERP, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a permanent employee of GoJ;
  • You are vested in your pension plan, i.e. contributing for a minimum of 10 years;
  • You are eligible to retire early as per the rules of your pension plan.

To apply, please complete the application form and submit it to your HR Department.