Governor responds to Regulations writ
The Governor has responded to a writ issued by civil servants pertaining to the failure to withdraw the proposed Public Service Commission Amendment Regulations 2016.
In a statement issued today, Government House confirmed that John Rankin had consulted Michael Dunkley, the Premier, and the Public Services Commission on the matter.
Discussions were also held with the Attorney-General, Cabinet Secretary, a representative of the permanent secretaries, and the Bermuda Public Services Union, the statement said.
“Following the consultation and discussion I have today brought into effect a new set of regulations, which revoke a number of previous provisions and bring into effect new regulations,” Mr Rankin said.
“These take into account the main concerns that have been expressed to me in relation to the 2016 Regulations while continuing to ensure the effective setting of objectives and performance assessments for senior civil servants, a principle for which all to whom I have spoken have expressed support.”
In December, senior civil servants demand the amendments be revoked. A month later, the BPSU claimed that Mr Dunkley stated the regulations were published in error “on at least three occasions” and that they would be revoked.
The Governor and Premier were given 14 days to respond to the document filed on April 27 by firm Trott and Duncan.