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By order of legislation, the Minister of Finance is empowered to give directions concerning the Civil Service, Teaching Service, Fire Service, Police Service and Prison Service, to the Personnel Department regarding the following:

Maintaining the classification of these bodies and keeping the remuneration payable to the officers attached to them under review.Consulting and negotiating between the Personnel Department and recognised associations in respect of the classification of offices, remuneration and the terms and conditions of employment.

All disputes regarding these Services must be reported to the Minister of Finance, and he is obligated to refer them for settlement to the Special Tribunal established under the Civil Service Act.

When the Personnel Department and recognised associations reach agreement after consultation and negotiation, the agreement is recorded in writing and signed by the Chief Personnel Officer on behalf of the Minister of Finance. A representative designated by the recognised association also signs on their behalf.