Government of Jamaica
Compensation refers to the combination of monetary and non-monetary benefits employees receive in exchange for the work they do. Compensation can be either direct or indirect. Direct compensation can be fixed, as in wages or vary such as overtime payments. Indirect compensation can change and includes the benefits and services employees receive.
The current compensation system in the public sector is characterised by
In this regard, the GOJ wants to ensure that public sector workers are compensated adequately in making the public sector a good place to work.
The new compensation system will support the delivery of high quality public services, reward performance, promote equity and reward employees competitively. The system is based on how jobs relate to each other in the public sector and the following principles:
A key feature of the new compensation system is a New Public Service Job Evaluation Factor Plan which will be used to understand jobs across the public service in a more consistent way. This will replace the myriad of classification systems and structures currently in place and align the job evaluation system to international standards.
The Government of Jamaica recognizes investing in Public Servants is necessary for Jamaica’s overall economic growth.
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service
For further information please visit https://mof.gov.jm/faqs/