Develop a Policy to Safeguard Staff Impacted by Organisational Rearrangements

Project Updates as at 31, May 2017

Status: Project Execution

  • In addition to a policy document prepared in September 2015, a draft Bill has also been developed.

Next key milestone: Review of draft Bill and consultation with Chief Officers (estimated completion date: June 2017) and submission of draft Bill to Caucus.

Estimated project completion date: to be determined.

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Project Execution

Work to draft a new policy to safeguard civil servants impacted by organisational rearrangements (CST06) has identified the need for legislative changes to underpin any such policy.  Drafting instructions were delivered in June 2016 and the first draft of the bill was received in October 2016.  This draft bill will be reviewed internally by the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the Portfolio of Legal Affairs prior to being considered by Caucus.  Once Caucus gives its approval, consultations will be held with the CICSA. The draft bill is expected to be reviewed by Caucus by January 2017, allowing the scheduled delivery of a final draft for formal consultation by March 2017.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016

Relevant EY Recommendations:
48 – Implement legislation to protect employees transitioning to the private sector in Cayman Islands


Deputy Governor:  Hon. Franz Manderson

Project Sponsor: Mrs. Gloria McField-Nixon, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): This is an enabling project, to deliver a set of standards and guidelines for the personnel arrangements to be followed when a Project Future project results in organizational re-arrangements.

Status: In Project Execution. 

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • A draft Policy and Code of  Practice was prepared by the Portfolio of the Civil Service in September 2015 setting out the objectives and safeguards anticipated in the event employees are impacted by organisational change such as restructuring or privatisation. Further to legal advice received in March 2016,  it has been agreed that standalone legislation is required where a form of reorganisation includes privatisation. Therefore the scope and complexity of the project has changed and the timeframe has been extended. The Portfolio of the Civil Service is working closely with the Portfolio of Legal Affairs to identify ways to fast track this body of work.
  • Projects which involve mergers or internal reorganizations can still proceed under the provisions of the Public Service Management Law, so internal restructuring projects can proceed and are already underway.