The demand for transformative, strategic and collaborative HR services continues to grow within the GVI.
The Strategy and Organizational Development Unit manages HR Policy, Equal Employment Opportunity, Employee & Organizational Training Development, HR technology projects, HR forms and special initiatives such as the Employee Opinion Survey, Career Incentive Program and the Donated Leave Program.
New Employee Welcome (N.E.W.) is the official employee orientation of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands (GVI) and formally receives new (as well as recently promoted and transferred) team members to the Executive Branch. N.E.W. empowers new/promoted/transferred employees with knowledge and resources to help them have a successful start in their new job position with the GVI. N.E.W. is part of the first day on the job, and new/promoted/transferred employees are required to participate in N.E.W. on their first day before beginning the duties of their new job position.
- An overview of the following:
- the GVI organization and its purpose, mission, and vision
- employee benefits and programs
- time and attendance
- performance and conduct
- general personnel policies
- career development opportunities and resources
- Workplace Harassment Prevention training and Equal Employment Opportunity resources
- Includes the full initial Sexual Harassment Prevention training for new employees (as required by law)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Current Delivery Format: Virtual (via Microsoft Teams)
Location: Whenever a N.E.W. session is held virtually (instead of in-person), new hires must report directly to their departments and participate in the virtual N.E.W. session from their respective departments.
Registration: New hires are to be registered for N.E.W. by their hiring agency's Human Resources (HR) office.
CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING
Brilliance is the C.U.R.E. is the official customer service training of the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is centered on the GVI's Customer Service Standards. C.U.R.E. is made up of five (5) basic values chosen by employees across the GVI to represent our Service Standards:
- Respond & Remedy
Learn more about the GVI's Brilliance is the C.U.R.E. and view the 2023 workshop schedule and registration instructions: Customer Service Training | USVI Division of Personnel (dopusvi.org)
VIRGIN ISLANDS CERTIFIED PUBLIC MANAGER® (CPM) PROGRAM
The Virgin Islands CPM Program is an on-island, 14-month, nationally accredited management development and certification program. VI CPM is co-sponsored by the Division of Personnel and the University of the Virgin Islands and is accredited by the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium. The program’s primary goal is to improve the performance of public sector managers and supervisors and the organizational performance of state, local and federal governments.
The VI CPM program is open to employees within local and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses within the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The 2023 VI CPM online application is open through March 7, 2023.
Learn more about VI CPM: Virgin Islands Certified Public Manager Program | USVI Division of Personnel (dopusvi.org)
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ELDP) - U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Eligible USVI Government employees with at least 2 years of continuous, full-time service may apply for selection to attend the intensive 9-month Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP).
The ELDP was developed in 2008 to assist the insular governments with professional development and retaining the qualified and skilled staff needed to lead insular governments into the future. The U.S. Virgin Islands Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) is administered by the Graduate School USA’s Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (www.pitiviti.org), with support from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (www.doi.gov/oia).
The ELDP offers five major components: formal training, mentoring, various development and reading assignments, and major team project. Each training session will blend technical, managerial, and leadership skills development. Participants will be assigned projects and activities that must be completed between training sessions. These assignments will have practical workplace applications, and they will be monitored closely and evaluated by ELPD instructors.
Minimum Qualifications (USVI candidates):
You must be employed with the U.S. Virgin Islands Government on a full-time basis for the past two calendar years from the date of your application. (For example, if you were applying in July 2022, you must have been continuously employed by the U.S. Virgin Islands Government since July 2020.) Although a bachelor’s degree is strongly recommended, it is not required. Individuals employed in the areas of finance, accounting, budget, and audit are encouraged to apply. However, the program is open to all qualified USVI Government employees, including semi-autonomous agencies and component units, and diversity in professional experience is considered in the selection process.
Applying for the ELDP USVI:
Candidates for ELDP USVI are usually recruited every two (2) years. The next ELDP USVI Program will likely run from September 2024 to June 2025 and the 2024-2025 application may be available in the 2nd quarter of Fiscal Year 2024.
To get an idea of the application process and requirements, view the (now closed) 2022-2023 ELDP USVI Application. (Please keep mind that the 2022-2023 application is no longer valid and is being provided for review purposes only; there is the possibility for differences in future ELDP applications.)
Learn More About ELDP: ELDP IN THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS (pitiviti.org)
See current and past ELDP USVI participants: Program Participants (pitiviti.org)
The Morris F. deCastro Fellowship provides an up-to-$45,000 grant for one (1) year to pursue advanced studies or training in an area vital to the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is available (by selection) only to active USVI Government employees.
Eligible employees may be nominated after at least one (1) year of service. The application period is January 1st - April 20th of each year.
The Morris F. de Castro Fellowship is managed by the Virgin Islands Board of Education.
Learn more about the Morris F. deCastro Fellowship and the eligibility requirements: Morris F. DeCastro Fellowship | Virgin Islands Board of Education (myviboe.com)