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Public officers trained to operate new Labour online system

Government has advanced plans to transition the territory’s Labour and Immigration processes online by training public officers to operate the system.

Following the soft launch for the prototype of the government’s new work permit online system in early April, Chief Records Management Officer of the Archives and Records Management Unit Christopher Varlack revealed that public officers from several departments were now competent enough to use the system as administrators.

“Now that the training has concluded, public officers from various agencies comprising the working and implementation groups will work to streamline the records management component of the Labour and Immigration Work Permit Prototype-Online System Pilot project,” Varlack said.

It was also revealed that Varlack’s department provided book-scanning equipment to assist with the digitising of historical financial information to the Ministry of Finance, dating back to early 1980’s.

This new initiative will assist with the ministry being more efficient due to the readily available access of historical budget data once all files are digitized.

E-Government consultant Dr Terence Frater and his team of Januvation Solutions conducted the training which was completed in the 24th anniversary of Records and Information Management Month in April.

This project while being managed by the Office of the Premier is part of the public service transformation initiative.

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