Oct 22, 2018 Last Updated 3:37 PM, Sep 25, 2018

hrm transformation

HCMES is now MyHR+


The Human Capital Management Enterprise System now has a new name, MyHR+ which is nine syllables shorter than the original name!

The name was submitted in a competition among public sector employees to name the system. Employees were also asked to create a logo for the new system.

The logo, incorporating the name, was unveiled in March at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. In recognising the event as an important milestone, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Fayval Williams noted that the Ministry "has a crucial role to play in the transformation of the public sector.  It is a role that we take seriously and are committed to ensuring that we play our part in making Jamaica a place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business." She added that the introduction of the integrated HR and payroll system human capital management is a significant step in transforming human resource management in the public sector and that it will enable the introduction of a new HR operating model which includes HR shared services and the standardisation of HR processes.

In the meantime, Deputy Financial Secretary, Mr Wayne Jones emphasised that "we have embarked on a process that's informed by the lessons we have learnt from previous attempts at introducing an information management system in the Jamaican public sector. In this regard, we have taken a consultative approach and we have tried our best to interact with the practitioners and the users at key stages along the way."

hrm competition winner 1                       hrm competition winner 2 
 Winner of the name competition, Mrs Charlene Harvey-Wint collects her prize from DFS Jones.    Winner of the logo competition, Mr Robert Giscombe collects his prize from Minister Williams
hrm competition    
L-R: Quidgest Consultant Hugo Ribeiro, Project Manager Gregory Thomas and Minister Williams all seem pleased with the logo    


A closer look at the logo
The name, MyHR+ represents an integration of HR with payroll and any other aspect to be included in the future. The + also indicates that HR is doing things in a more positive way. The inclusion of My makes it personal to the user.
The logo is a depiction of a move towards an HR function that is enabled by technology and puts people at the centre of its operations, evidenced by the gold human figure in the design.

Special Early Retirement Programme

The Special Early Retirement Programme (SERP) is for eligible employees between the ages of 50 and 59 years. Under this Programme, eligible persons can choose to retire early. Special incentives have been included in the Programme such as two weeks’ salary for each year of service up to a maximum of one year’s salary and payment in lieu of accumulated vacation leave.

The SERP is designed, as far as possible, to ensure that the process is fair and takes into account both the needs and preferences of the employee and the needs of the employer to ensure that the organisation remains sustainable.  

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the SERP, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a permanent employee of GoJ;
  • You are vested in your pension plan, i.e. contributing for a minimum of 10 years;
  • You are eligible to retire early as per the rules of your pension plan.

To apply, please complete the application form and submit it to your HR Department.