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PwC to provide consultancy services at $24.8M on civil service hiring

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Limited has been selected through an open tendering process to conduct a job evaluation and compensation exercise for offices in the Civil Service including the Tobago House of Assembly and Statutory Authorities.

That’s according to the Chief Personnel Officer, Commander Daryl Dindial, who advised that his office received Cabinet approval for the project subject to the Statutory Authorities Act, Chapter 24:01.

PwC will provide consultancy services to the tune of TT$24,874,508.55 for the exercise that is expected to commence in July 2020 for a period of 24 months.

The central objective of this project is the installation of a modern Job Evaluation and Compensation System in the civil service in keeping with Government’s vision 2030 developmental theme of ‘promoting good governance and service excellence’.

The system would include appropriate compensation structures which would ensure equity, address anomalies that may currently exist, reflect the relative worth of all offices, and be relevant to the present and future needs of the civil service.

As such, the appropriate mechanisms and criteria will be established, as well as strategies and plans to ensure the successful implementation of the project.

The Public Services Association (PSA) was reportedly engaged in the evaluation process for the selection of the consultant. Beyond this initial role, the PSA is anticipated to be an integral part of the ‘Sensitization Sessions’ to be hosted at the various Ministries and Government departments.

“This would enable collaborative engagements and the appropriate strategic communications with public service employees of which some would be required to provide job data and information for analysis. This collaborative approach is crucial as we move towards the development of a professional civil service that meets our country’s developmental needs and inculcates the advancement of an ever-increasing productive work culture which would no doubt benefit each and every citizen,” the release said.

Following the completion of the exercise, the civil service is expected to have a new Job Evaluation and Compensation System that will:

- Assist in attracting and retaining the best-qualified employees;

- Be equitable, gender-neutral, transparent, efficient, readily understood and consistent with the organizational values of the Public Service;

- Contribute to producing higher levels of employee motivation, job satisfaction and productivity;

- Contribute to the effective functioning of the Human Resource Management system of the Service;

- Be able to respond efficiently to the changing role and skill requirements of the Service while valuing jobs reliably and consistently over time and over changes in job requirements;

- Be able to flexibly support changing business requirements and adapt well to changes in the environment;

- Be scalable to accommodate use for different groups of offices; and

- Ultimately, impact positively on the effective and efficient delivery of services across the public service within the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

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