BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, October 08, 2020 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Permanent Secretaries from the various Government ministries on St. Kitts convened an important meeting earlier today, Thursday, October 08, to discuss a number of matters that are critical to the overall functioning of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The meeting was held at the Ministry of Finance Conference Room and was chaired by Cabinet Secretary, Mrs. Josephine Huggins, with the support of the Chief Personnel Officer, Ms. Sheridane Warner.
There, the Permanent Secretaries were updated on the important issue pertaining to the regularization process for more than 3,000 employees of the Skills Empowerment Training Programme (STEP). This update was presented by Accountant General, Mr. Levi Bradshaw who heads the Government’s STEP Regularization and Pensions Reform Committee.
The senior level government officials also discussed and analyzed the Federation’s current COVID-19 situation, staff composition, disciplinary action and retirement age for civil servants.
Permanent Secretaries are the most senior civil servants who are responsible for supervising, promoting and disciplining civil servants and for providing timely advice to their respective Ministers of Government.