BELMOPAN, Wed. Jan. 13, 2021– In a release issued by the Ministry of Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform (MPSCPR), Minister Henry Usher and his CEO, Dr. Osmond Martinez, announced that their Ministry would undertake a full revision of the Public Service Regulations 2014.
The last revision took place in 2012, and was spearheaded by Senator Charles Gibson, the then Minister with the responsibility for the Public Service, and his CEO Marian Mcnab. At the time, the team decided to combine the Services Commissions Regulations 2001 and the Public Service Regulations 2001 to form the regulations which are still in use today.
These regulations govern all aspects of the work of public officers and are legislated within the Belize Constitution. The release outlines that the new Ministry of Public Service will also carry out a revision of the Public Service manuals and will provide renewal training for all public officers.
These developments are a part of the Ministry’s objective of “restructuring credibility in the responsibility shown below as mandated in the Belize Constitution.”
The release outlines that the Ministry will undertake the formulation of guidelines for recruitment to the public service; redetermine a code of conduct for public officers; fix salaries and privileges; lay out the principles of governing the promotion and transfer of public officers; and implement measures to govern the dismissal and retirement of officers and the procedure for delegation of responsibility within the public service.
The release states that the Ministry plans to complete this undertaking by the end of 2021.