New Public Service Commission Regulations

May 29, 2017

“I have today brought into effect a new set of regulations, which revoke a number of previous provisions and bring into effect new regulations,” the Governor said this morning [May 29], adding that they “take account of the main concerns that have been expressed to me in relation to the 2016 Regulations while continuing to ensure the effective setting of objectives.”

Bermuda Crest TC May 29 2017

A statement from Government House said, “In accordance with my obligations under the Constitution I have consulted the Premier and the Public Services Commission on the issue of the Public Service Commission Amendment Regulations 2016.

“In addition, I have held discussions with the Attorney General, the Cabinet Secretary, a representative of the Permanent Secretaries and the BPSU.

“Following this consultation and discussion I have today brought into effect a new set of regulations, which revoke a number of previous provisions and bring into effect new regulations.

“These take account of the main concerns that have been expressed to me in relation to the 2016 Regulations while continuing to ensure the effective setting of objectives and performance assessments for senior civil servants, a principle for which all to whom I have spoken have expressed support.”

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  1. John Joseph says:

    Please someone put this into plain English.

    “bring into effect new regulations.”

    Well, what are we talking about?

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    But were they approved by the unions or are we going to have more strife?

  3. Just the facts says:

    Regarding performance assessments for Senior Civil Servants, can we please remember that our children have their performance at their “job” in the classroom assessed every day and this determines whether they get promoted to the next grade or not. So why would we NOT hold our Civil Servants to task as well?? In what world do employees not have their performance appraised on a regular basis??

    Only in Bermuda.

  4. Jonathan D Smith says:

    The fundamental guide for any press release is to address the ’5W 1H’ – who, what, when, where, why and how.

    This release is short a few w’s.

  5. New Bermudian says:

    What you’re missing is that it’s the crown interfering with the civil service. There are other ways to be held accountable, but this is effectively ceding control to the Governor. This should be an outrage to all Bermudians, regardless of their political alignment. But, instead, all you want are heads to roll. Be aware of who holds the sword. It’s a huge step backward for the country.