Today [Aug 26] the Premier’s office responded to enquiries regarding the Head of the Civil Service [HCOS]. Major Kenneth Dill was appointed as HOCS in December 2006 by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Public Service Commission. The HOCS works under the policy direction of and is answerable to the Premier and the Governor for the efficient running of the public service and the supervision of Permanent Secretaries.
Major Dill will be 65 next month, the mandatory age for retirement age within the public service for officers appointed under Section 82 of the Constitution
The full statement is below:
In response to media inquiries, the Cabinet Office today confirmed that Head of the Civil Service, Mr. Kenneth Dill reaches retirement age in September 2010. Public Officers appointed under section 82 of the Bermuda Constitution reach retirement age at sixty-five years.
Premier Dr Ewart Brown indicated today that despite numerous attempts to contact the outgoing Head of the Civil Service, the matter had not been discussed with Mr. Dill.
“I have spoken with the Governor today concerning an interim arrangement for the period between Mr. Dill’s departure and the swearing-in of a new Premier in October,” the Premier said.
Update August 27: The Government released a statement saying Major Dill has confirmed he will retire next month. The full statement follows below:
The Cabinet Office can confirm receipt of a letter from Major Kenneth S. Dill, Head of the Civil Service, dated 21st August 2010, in which he confirms to the Premier, Dr. the Hon. Ewart Brown, JP, MP, that he shall retire from the public service with effect from 21st September 2010.
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