EXECUTIVE AGENCIES ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

PART I
Preliminary

   2   Interpretation

   3   Objects of Act

 

PART II
Designation of Executive Agencies

   4   Designation of public body as Executive Agency

   5   Schemes of establishment and management of Executive Agencies

 

PART III
Administration

   6   Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

   7   Functions of Chief Executive Officer

   8   Removal from office

   9   Filling of vacancy

   10   Review of performance of Chief Executive Officer

   11   Appointment of staff

 

PART IV
Financial

   12   Funds and resources

   13   Fees and charges

   14   Accounts and Audit

   15   Plans, reports, etc

 

PART V
Pension Schemes and other Benefits

   16   Pensions and other benefits

   17   Election re: pension benefits

 

PART VI
General

   18   Regulations

   19   Designation of existing bodies as Executive Agencies

      SCHEDULE

 

THE EXECUTIVE AGENCIES ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2002]

Acts
4 of 2002,
31 of 2004.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Executive Agencies Act.

PART I
Preliminary (sections 2-3)

2   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "Advisory Board" means a board with advisory functions only, which is appointed by the responsible Minister;

   "appointed day" means the date of commencement of this Act;

   "Chief Executive Officer" means the person charged with responsibility for the management of an Executive Agency;

   "Executive Agency" and "Agency" means a public body which is designated an Executive Agency pursuant to this Act;

   "Framework Document" means the document establishing the legal framework between the Agency and the responsible Minister, stating the terms on which the Executive Agency will operate, including the matters specified in the Schedule hereto;

   "functions" includes duties and powers;

   "generally accepted accounting practice" means such financial reporting standards as are-

   (a)   set out from time to time in the Handbook of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica; and

   (b)   approved by the Minister responsible for Finance, in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Administration and Audit Act;

   "Minister" means Minister responsible for the public services;

   "Performance Agreement" means an agreement to be entered into between the responsible Minister and Chief Executive Officer of an Executive Agency, providing the basis for the specification, assessment and review of the Chief Executive Officer's performance;

   "public body" means-

   (a)   a Department of Government;

   (b)   a statutory body or authority; or

   (c)   a company which is owned by Government;

   "relevant Act" means an Act which provides for the establishment and functions of a statutory body or authority which is designated under this Act as an Executive Agency;

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