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iConnect’ is the exciting quarterly publication from the Transformation Implementation Unit (TIU) that offers updates and insights on public sector transformation in the Government of Jamaica. For more information on public sector transformation, visit our website  https://publicsectortransformation.gov.jm/  
Volume 2 : Issue 4
Welcome to the final 2020 issue of  iConnect! It has been quite a trying year for all of us, but gratitude is in order as we wind down to the end of the year. 

This edition brings special transformation-related content to keep you well informed on what to lookout for in 2021. We touch on updates on Shared Corporate Services Jamaica, rationalisation of public bodies and other public sector-wide initiatives. We are also happy to announce a new segment within the newsletter, the Change Management Corner which highlights Change Agents within the recently launched Change Agent Network.  

Do enjoy this issue and we invite you to share this newsletter with your colleagues. Should you wish to share any transformation-related updates from your organisation, or have any queries or comments, you can email us at 
letusknow@transformation.gov.jm.

On behalf of the entire Transformation Implementation Unit, we wish you happy holidays and best wishes for 2021!
More Savings from Rationalisation of Public Bodies
 
Another 17 public bodies are being rationalised under the Public Sector Transformation Programme , when completed it will reduce the number of public bodies in Jamaica by 30 percent.
 
46 Wards of the State Receive Tablets to Support Learning

Forty-six wards of the State were recently presented with tablets to assist with their schooling through a partnership between the Transformation Implementation Unit (TIU) and the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA).   
                                                                                       
New Fisheries Licensing and Registration System to be Implemented

The new system will be a web-based application bringing together information for stakeholders of the Jamaican fisheries sector including commercial and recreational fishers fish farmers, processors and vendors.
 
The Transformation Implementation Unit Prepares for Internal Audit Shared Services

A group of 30 persons from five government entities are among the first group of persons to be trained to use the new system that will enable the delivery of Internal Audit Shared Services, which will commence in February 2021.

Consultative Transformation in Clarendon through its Inter-Agency Network

 
After five years of work, the parish of Clarendon has completed work on its inter-agency coordination network that links the citizenry with social services and development agencies. 
 
JIS Employee Wins Logo Design for Shared Corporate Services Jamaica

Graphic Artist of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Ramon Nichols, has emerged the winner of the Shared Corporate Services Jamaica (SCSJ) Logo Design Competition.
 

A New Approach to Witness Care

 
The Ministry of Justice has taken new steps to encourage witnesses to participate in court cases through the publication of manuals for witness care and child protection.
 
MyHR+ Bringing Efficiency to the Fire Service

MyHR+ is now being used by 35 ministries, departments and agencies. Communication Specialist in the Transformation Implementation Unit, Tomeica Gunn Mighty checked in recently with the Jamaica Fire Brigade to get their views on how things are going with the system.


 
Change is a Journey. Embrace it!

Employees are sometimes afraid to embrace change because they are more comfortable with what they already know and are accustomed to. Change is inevitable. Learn how to take the first step in dealing with change.
The Change Management Corner

Meet Grace Bigby Love! She is a Change Agent within the newly launched Change Agent Network (CAN) in the public sector. She currently serves as the Acting Human Resource Management Director at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and Office of the Cabinet (OC).  

 

Grace is passionate about utilising team-building strategies to create synergies within high performing teams while administering the human resource needs of her entities. She prides on the delivery of consistent, equitable system-wide services, policies, and procedures.

 

With her active listening skills, Grace supports change in employee transition by engaging, sensitising, and using the ADKAR Change Model to coach them through resistance. A leader by example, Grace is solutions-oriented and has a positive attitude towards work and towards change.

 

We are proud to have Grace apart of the CAN and are happy to enable her work in effective change management at OPM and OC. 

Heather Colquhoun-Smith on HR Shared Services
Suzette Hamilton is looking forward to IA Shared Services
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