The Government of the Virgin Islands provides direct deposit for public officers and employees to receive their salaries automatically. Obtainging a checking or savings accounts is strongly encouraged and is the preferred.
A deductible is the amount of money that the member needs to pay before being compensated by Bupa. Treatment in the British Virgin Islands, u.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico is not subject to deductible. Treatment received elsewhere and within the Bupa Secure Network is subject to an annual deductible of Us$1,000 per member, per policy year not to exceed a maximum of two deductibles (Us$2,000) per policy year.
Permanent and pensionable appointments are appointments to an established position with a view of long-term employment and subject to pension benefits. This type of appointment is afforded to Virgin Islanders or those persons we are deemed to belong to the Virgin Islands by virtue of permanent residence or naturalisation.
Internal vacancies are open only to persons who are currently employed by the Government of the Virgin Islands. Public officers may only apply to internal vacancy notices. Persons not working for the Government of the Virgin Islands are considered external candidates are not eligible for internal vacancies.
A conflict of interest is any situation where an individual’s private interests may be incompatible or in conflict with their public service responsibilities. A conflict of interest could occur when an individual/company could benefit from their relationship with a public officer. For example, an employee whose brother owns a large construction company is assigned as the lead for a project to select a company to build a courthouse. The brother is interested in the contract. In this case, the employee must report this potential conflict of interest to their manager in order for a resolution to be found. If a real or potential conflict is determined, the activity may be curtailed, modified or stopped in order to resolve the conflict.
The Government of the Virgin Islands' compulsory retirement age is 60.
A permanent position is one where there is no defined employment end date and the employee receives a benefits package. A temporary position is one that has a defined duration of employment with a contract end date. Depending on the employee group, some temporary positions will come with an additional payment in lieu of certain benefits. Details will be provided under ‘more info’ within the job advertisement.
The EAP Programme is a counseling-based confidential service available for employees to help them address a wide range of personal and work-related issues.
Employees are responsible for reviewing and agreeing to the standards and objectives listed on their performance agreement. If an employee does not fully understand an objective or standard, it is his/her responsibility to make their uncertainty known and seek out the necessary clarification. Employees are responsible for remaining open to suggestions and feedback from their supervisor and are encourage asking questions and seeking input when they are unsure of what to do. Employees are responsible for attending all meeting with their supervisor and discussing their performance in an open, honest and professional way. Employees are responsible for preparing a self assessment prior to the their annual assessment meeting and taking an active role in the assessment process. Finally, employees are responsible for pursuing available training and development opportunities and making any changes to their behavior recommended as a result of the assessment.
The evaluation process consists of a variety of assessments, usually including an interview. This is the step in our hiring where we evaluate the candidates selected from all the applications received during the job advertising. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrated how they met the job qualifications listed in the job ad will be invited to participate in this step. The evaluation process gives you the opportunity to show why you are the best person for the job. To learn more, see an overview of our hiring steps