PSLF

The Public Sector Learning Framework (PSLF) is the Government of Jamaica’s blueprint for building a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the public sector, and signals a clear commitment to investing in human capital development. The Framework is holistic and comprehensive and represents a whole of government approach that is needed to build efficient and effective public sector organizations that are capable of contributing to the process of sustainable national development.  At the core of the framework is the recognition that people are the public service’s most valuable asset and it is the commitment and capabilities of people that underpin the ability of the public sector to deliver best value public goods and services to the nation as a whole.

The process of developing the Framework has been a rigorous one, including:

  • The drafting and submission of a Cabinet Note in November 2009, and development of a Thought Paper for a Public Sector Learning Framework developed by MIND in 2011. The Thought Paper provided the basis for a series of consultations with critical stakeholders
  • The submission of the Thought Paper to the Cabinet Secretary in 2012 and his endorsement for MIND to move the process forward, including the establishment of a governance framework  to support the development and implementation of the PSLF
  • The appointment of a Project Steering Committee (PSC) and a Technical Working Group (TWG) which will develop the framework, provide strategic direction and policy guidance inter alia over the life of the PSLF
  • The conduct of research into the human resource development systems within public sectors across the world, as well as learning frameworks and public service training institutions generally
  • A series of stakeholder engagement sessions across the island, involving public servants from all parishes, at all levels and including specific groups such as the Permanent Secretaries Board and the Human Resource Network, inter alia.

The implementation of the PSLF is being led by MIND in its role as the GoJ’s training, organisational and leadership development institute, with support from key strategic stakeholders.

  • Office of the Cabinet
  • Ministry of Finance and the Public Service
  • Office of the Services Commission
  • Jamaica Civil Service Association
  • Planning Institute of Jamaica

The PSLF is comprehensive and represents a whole of government approach that is needed to build public sector organizations that are capable of contributing to the process of sustainable national development. This will be effected through the development of the Framework’s eight (8) elements, which will:

  • Establish a public sector learning and development policy as a matter of priority;
  • Create professional pathways
  • Create professional pathways
  • Enable the design of a public sector competency framework;
  • Enable the design of a public sector competency framework;
  • Create individual learning pathways
  • Design a whole of government learning needs analysis
  • Formulate/develop a leadership development strategy
  • Design an orientation and re-orientation programme
  • Identify and design the related public sector ICT infrastructure