Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the comprehensive reform of public sector compensation, is at an advanced stage of completion.

Mr. Holness divulged the information during a message read by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Sector, Marsha Smith.

She was speaking at the 2022 Civil Service Week church service held at the Boulevard United Church in St Andrew yesterday.

Noting that the Government takes the welfare of public servants seriously, the Prime Minister said this reform will improve the pension benefits of public servants, so that those who have served Jamaica, can live with dignity after they have retired.

Mr. Holness thanked the workers for embracing the reforms being undertaken by the Government to make the public service more effective, and efficient in the delivery of its services.

The Prime Minister stated that the civil service has been a key partner in driving national development throughout Jamaica’s 60 years of independence.

Mr. Holness noted that despite the economic and structural evolution of the society, labour remains an essential pillar of Jamaica’s growth and development.

He added that public servants have performed admirably in putting into operation policies and programmes, critical to the success of the country’s economy.

Civil Service Week 2022 is being observed under the theme, ‘The Public Sector: Forging Ahead with Determination’.