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Acting SG secures job after open process

Acting SG secures job after open process

| 21/08/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Reshma Sharma, who has been the acting solicitor general for more than two years, has been formally appointed to the post. Following what was described by officials as a “rigorous open recruitment process”, Sharma was given the job some three weeks ago. Already very experienced in the role of solicitor general, she is currently […]

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Moxam’s leak claims earn CS a warning

Moxam’s leak claims earn CS a warning

| 19/08/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers have been indirectly told to plug leaks after CNS reported claims made by Johann Moxam that information was being leaked from inside “their own shop” about government’s proposed port project. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson sent an internal memo to civil servants after he saw the media report about leaks. While civil […]

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Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

| 15/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the deputy chief officer in the community affairs ministry, known for his policy expertise, has a new appointment. The senior civil servant is moving from tackling the ingrained social problems of Cayman’s community to representing the territory in the UK and Europe at a particularly challenging time. Ebanks will take up the […]

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WORC portal will vet job ads

WORC portal will vet job ads

| 13/08/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The online job vacancy platform that will be central to government’s new approach to employment and immigration is about to enter the testing phase. Sharon Roulstone, the director of the National Workforce Development Agency (WORC), the new unit that emerged from the division of the immigration department into two new agencies, explained that this […]

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DEH managers get up close with garbage

DEH managers get up close with garbage

| 12/08/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Department of Environmental Health Director Richard Simms, Assistant Director-Solid Waste Michael Haworth and Acting Foreman Owen Henry got a little closer to the garbage they manage last week when they went on the rounds and experienced the daily struggles of the department’s waste collectors. The managers went on the road after the schedule had […]

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WORC struggles as transition rolls on

WORC struggles as transition rolls on

| 06/08/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunity and Residency Cayman (WORC), the new government agency that now deals with the employment side of immigration, is facing significant problems as the staff transitions into the new unit. Training on the new system is causing delays, with customers now queuing in tents outside the building as WORC officers struggle to keep […]

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Public sector headcount increased 3.1% in 2018

Public sector headcount increased 3.1% in 2018

| 05/08/2019 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The number of public sector workers across core government as well as the statutory authorities and government companies (SAGC) increased to 6,429 by the end of last year. According to the government human resources report for 2018, which was presented to the Legislative Assembly last month, over the last few years there has been […]

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OAG calls for improved contract management

OAG calls for improved contract management

| 04/07/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General found that government could save public cash with better management of services contracted out to the private sector. In her latest report, which examined the main service areas where core government uses the private sector, such as gardening and school buses, Auditor General Sue Winspear again found numerous […]

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Auditor warns gov’t about travel expenses

Auditor warns gov’t about travel expenses

| 17/06/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Some government departments are still not justifying their travel expenses and the auditor general is warning public sector accountants that there should be business cases for entertainment, hospitality and travel costs because the area is vulnerable to “abuse and misuse”. In her latest report reviewing the state of government’s financial reporting, Sue Winspear said […]

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Civil service running up overtime bills

Civil service running up overtime bills

| 17/06/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general has noted that government has been running up overtime bills for civil servants across a number of departments, leading to budget overruns, as a result of a number of vacancies across the civil service. In Sue Winspear’s latest report on the state of public finances, the independent auditor warned government that […]

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Survey reveals mixed feelings of civil servants

Survey reveals mixed feelings of civil servants

| 12/06/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Half of the civil servants who took part in an engagement survey reported feeling anxious in their jobs, and more than 70% said they did not think it is safe to challenge the way things are done. But 95% also said they are interested in their jobs and 87% were proud to be public […]

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