The Legal Services Division is responsible for providing the Chief Personnel Officer with legal advice on the day-to-day operations of the Personnel Department and for representing the Chief Personnel Officer in litigation before any Court or Tribunal. The Division is also responsible for the negotiation and preparation of contracts (consultancy services).
The Compensation Management Division is responsible for developing, maintaining and managing the job evaluation/classification and pay systems established for offices in the Public Service and Statutory Authorities subject to the Statutory Authorities Act, for those positions falling under the purview of Salaries Review Commission, and for daily-rated positions in Central Government and certain other agencies. The Division’s responsibilities also include determination of base salaries for contract positions.
The Industrial and Labour Relations Division is responsible for formulating, recommending and implementing policies geared to promoting a harmonious Industrial Relations climate in the Public Sector.
It is also involved in collective agreement management, dispute resolution and the provision of advice and technical support to internal and external clients on matters pertaining to Industrial and Labour Relations in the Public Sector.
The Human Resource Policy, Planning and Research Division is responsible for developing and recommending policies required to facilitate the successful performance of Human Resource functions in the Public Service. It is also responsible for monitoring and reviewing such policies and for providing advisory services to Public Sector institutions in the area of Human Resource Planning.
Additionally, the Division undertakes research and analysis to support the work of the Department.
The Human Resource Management Services Division is responsible for providing advisory and technical support services to Ministries and Departments to facilitate Public Sector reform initiatives. They also act as a catalyst for change to ensure the adoption of strategic Human Resource Management principles and practices, especially in the areas of career and succession planning. It is also responsible for monitoring the implementation of Government policy pertaining to the establishment of Human Resource Management Units in Ministries and Departments and Employee Assistance Programmes.
The Corporate Services Division is responsible for ensuring that the core business Divisions of the Personnel Department are provided with the institutional capability, infrastructure and administrative support services needed to perform their functions effectively and efficiently. It is also responsible for managing the Communications and Public Relations portfolio and coordinating the Department’s relationship with its internal and external publics. The Division’s Human Resource Management Unit manages internal staffing and looks after the welfare of staff of the Department.
The Benefits Management Division is responsible for developing and recommending policies on terms and conditions of employment, other than pay, for monthly paid officers in the Public Service and Statutory Authorities who are subject to the Statutory Authorities Act. As well as, daily-rated employees for whom the Chief Personnel Officer is deemed to be the Employer and for persons employed on contract. These policies include those relating to Employee Assistance Programmes and Health and Safety Management.