Job analysts being trained to prepare job descriptions to aid in driving the successful execution of the required analysis of positions to be reviewed during the Civil Service Job Evaluation Exercise. (Image courtesy Office of the Chief Personnel Officer)

The Civil Service Job Evaluation Exercise, which was initiated on July 1st, 2020, has successfully entered the second phase.

According to a release issued by the Personnel Department, this second phase was initiated on February 22nd, 2021, and will focus on ‘Job Analysis’.

“This is in keeping with the project deliverables between the Personnel Department (Office of the Chief Personnel Officer) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Limited for the conduct of a Job Evaluation and Compensation Exercise (for offices in the Civil Service, including the Tobago House of Assembly and Statutory Authorities, subject to the Statutory Authorities Act, Chapter 24:01),” explains Chief Personnel Officer, Commander Dr Daryl Dindial.

“As we continue moving the project towards its successful completion, it is envisaged that at the end of the project, the Civil Service will have a new Job Evaluation and Compensation System that can impact positively on the effective and efficient delivery of services across the public service in Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.

Job analysts being trained to prepare job descriptions to aid in driving the successful execution of the required analysis of positions to be reviewed during the Civil Service Job Evaluation Exercise. (Image courtesy Office of the Chief Personnel Officer)

During the second phase of the Civil Service Job Evaluation Exercise, some 4,953 Position Analysis Questionnaires (PAQs) would be delivered and administered to the various Ministries and Departments through three ‘Role Holders’ for each position to facilitate the job analysis. 

Based on the information consolidated from the PAQs, the third phase of the project would then involve the drafting of some 1,651 ‘Job Descriptions’ and the required validation by Line Managers and Permanent Secretaries/Heads of Department.

Over the next few months, the Personnel Department and the PwC teams would be conducting the required interviews and validation sessions for all of the jobs identified.

The Personnel Department notes that once phases one to three are complete, phase four would begin with the establishment of a Job Evaluation Committees (JECs).

The JECs would include representatives from the Personnel Department, PwC, and the Public Services Association (PSA).  These representatives would be trained in the current Job Evaluation System methodologies to evaluate all of the jobs, which are targeted to be completed on or before March 2022.