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Human Resource Management & Development Division

The Human Resource Management & Development Division is responsible for industrial relations and for directing, coordinating, communicating and ensuring the implementation of the Ministry’s plans, programmes, and initiatives associated with the following Units:–

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Human Resource Development
  3. Documentation, Information & Access Services
  4. Organizational Development Unit

Human Resource Management Unit (HRM)

The Human Resource Management Unit ensures that developments in agriculture are supported by an adequate supply of human resources and implements and maintains relevant policies, systems, and procedures in a manner that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness of performance. Responsibilities of the unit include:

  1. Employment (Recruitment and Selection)
  2. Provision of Human Resource information and ensuring adherence to the Rules and Regulations as outlined in the Public Service orders and Public Service Regulations 1961
  3. Employee Welfare — administration of benefits, leave, pension, health, and loans
  4. Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) personnel records

Human Resource Development (HRD) Unit

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Unit ensures the development of employee skills and competencies needed to achieve the Ministry’s objectives through:

  1. In-house training (personal and professional development)
  2. In-service training (personal and professional development)
  3. External training (local and overseas)
    1. Study Leave
    2. Fellowships
    3. Scholarships
  4. Evaluation of training effectiveness
  5. Management of training centers
  6. Maintaining a training database
  7. Career counselling

Organizational Development Unit

The Organizational Development Unit provides management advisory and support service to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations. Activities include:-

  1. Conducting organizational reviews within the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries
  2. Conducting systems and procedures studies
  3. Supporting the Performance Management and Appraisal System (PMAS) and other reform initiatives

Documentation, Information & Access Services Unit

The Documentation, Information & Access Services Unit has as its main objective the provision of an efficient and economical corporate-wide Records Management programme which is geared towards the overall maintenance, protection, retention, and disposition of the Ministry’s records in accordance with Government Regulations, legal requirements, historical and reference needs. This Unit also ensures the development and dissemination of agricultural information which is dynamic, current and relevant for research and general consultation in order to facilitate the achievement of government goals and policies and for the fulfillment of the Access to Information Act.

Responsibilities of the Unit:

  • The Registry includes Records Management and Mail Management
  • Library Services
  • Access to Information
  • Oversight of records management and Access to Information in agencies under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.


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