We have responsibility for the management of the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which was established as a Public Sector Reform initiative in 1998 under the Office of Public Sector Reform, to provide public officers who are experiencing work related and personal problems, with the requisite counselling. This programme was formerly managed by the Office of Public Sector Reform.
The EAP provides a suite of services for Public sector employees which include:-
Seminars & Workshops
Critical Incidents Stress Debriefing
Objectives of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
The overall aim of the EAP is to provide preventive and proactive interventions, for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect employee performance and wellbeing. These problems and issues may include, but are not limited to, relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, and psychiatric disorders, communication problems, legal issues and coping with change.
The EAPprovides a support mechanism for those employees who may be presenting with challenges that impact negatively on their productivity and overall work engagement.
The services offered as part of the EAP platform will form part of a robust Human Resource Management strategy the objectives of which include :-
Implementation of a targeted and strategic approach to Leave Administration ;
Improved and more strategic Absence Management Strategy to promote a healthy and productive Workforce;
The information gleaned from the EAP will be used to inform the roll-out and implementation of service wide strategies aimed at addressing the twin focus of employee wellbeing and organisational performance. Our People Support and Wellness Unit provides Administrative, operational and human resource support for the EAP portfolio.
The Ministry of the Public Service was created in January 2019, through the amalgamation of the entities: Ministry of the Civil Service, Personnel Administration Division, and Training Administration Division.
Director General (Human Resources)
The Ministry of the Public Service E. Humphrey Walcott Building Cnr. Collymore Rock and Culloden Road St. Michael, Barbados