Proposed Performance-Based Pay Scheme Could Extend to Politicians – Dr. Nigel Clarke


Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke, says a proposed public sector performance-based pay scheme could extend to politicians.

It was announced yesterday that Permanent Secretaries have agreed in principle to a performance-based pay structure as part of the transformation of the public sector.

Minister Clarke says he hopes this will form part of the final recommendations to the cabinet.

He says if the mechanism is implemented, Permanent Secretaries could earn more money.

Dr Clarke is confident the initiative will improve the quality of service being offered in the public sector.

He says other public sector workers may also be open to the proposal.

And, the Finance Minister says there are plans for a general review of compensation structure for public sector workers.

Dr Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and the Public Service, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Tyrone Reid.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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