Ministry of Finance enacts interim cost saving measures amidst covid-19 pandemic

by Caribbean Chronicle
2:13 am UTC, March 27, 2020

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020. 8:07 pm CST.

By BBN Staff:  A memo from the Ministry of Finance today informed that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry has decided to freeze creation of new posts, employment and re-employment, fillling of vacant posts, payment in lieu of vacation leave, all new requests for advances, approval for allowances, workshop, seminars and non-essential travel and non-essential purchasing of supplies.

The Ministry also noted that overtime hours must be kept at a minimum.

The Ministry encouraged public officers to devise their own family plan.

The memo noted that special consideration will be given to healthcare workers.

Source: Breaking Belize News.