JOINT STATEMENT BY MINISTRY OF FINANCE
AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
ON THE POSSIBLE DELAY IN PAYMENT OF SALARY
SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
The following is a joint statement by the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Human Resources on the possible delay in the payment of salary for some Public Officers.
In a Circular dated 11th September, 2019, we would have communicated to Public Officers that we were making the transition from the old system that was in place for 25 years.
In an attempt to ensure a more efficient and modern accounting system for the Government of the Virgin Islands, an upgrade of the JD Edwards Enterprise One has finally been completed.
We wish to advise you that at the end of September, salary payments for some public officers will be made on 1st October rather than 30th September for this transitional period only. The normal payroll cycle will resume from 15th October.
We want to assure Public Officers that the slight delay in the payment of salaries is not a financial issue, but rather due to some technical modifications to the system that was required.
It was compulsory to update the system because the current JD Edward version used was outdated and deemed obsolete. The Government wanted to take every effort to upgrade the system to the newer version to prevent system failure due to the dated software.
Additionally, it was important to upgrade the system to the newer version to enable users to have a modernised and user-friendly platform while minimising unnecessary expenditure. Also, it would provide an opportunity for all of the stakeholders to establish and document operational and procedural measures as necessary.
We thank Public Officers for their hard work and dedication and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Any payroll or salary related questions please contact the Department of Human Resources at 468-2178.