The Employee Mobility Programme which allows for the one-time transfer of officers takes effect on March 1.
Public officers of the Public Service, members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and employees of participating Statutory Agencies can now be transferred between those organisations without losing their pensionable years of service.
The Statutory Agencies partnering in the programme include the BVI Ports Authority, BVI Health Services Authority, the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands and the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. Plans are underway to incorporate additional agencies.
Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Michelle Donovan Stevens said, “In addition to fostering partnerships between the Public Service and the various Statutory Agencies, the Programme offers an alternative employment option for persons interested in expanding their professional scope and exploring career opportunities within the public sector organisations while maintaining their pensionable years of service.”
The department has prepared a comprehensive Employee Mobility Programme Guide which outlines details on how to apply for a transfer under the programme. The guide provides the eligibility criteria, explains the pension entitlements and outlines the frequently asked questions. This document, in addition to other educational materials, is available on the Government of the Virgin Islands’ website at www.bvi.gov.vg. Alternatively, persons may contact the department’s resource officers, Mrs. Shavon Henley-Hodge or Ms. Akilah Corbin at extension 2178 for additional information.
The Department of Human Resources provides strategic leadership, partnership and advice on matters involving the Public Service’s human capital to enable Government to deliver on its mandate.