Civil servants in Singapore to get pay hikes

SINGAPORE: Around 23,000 civil servants will receive salary increases ranging from 5 per cent to 14 per cent, according to the Public Service Division (PSD).

Officers in the Civil Service general schemes and their relevant schemes will start enjoying the wage adjustment on August 1, 2022.

"These adjustments will enable the Civil Service to continue to attract and retain its fair share of talent," said PSD.

Officers in the Management Executive Scheme (MXS), Management Support Scheme (MSS), and Corporate Support Scheme (CSS) will earn compensation increases ranging from 5% to 10%, with bigger increases for grades that have wider gaps with market benchmarks.

Operations Support Scheme (OSS) workers will receive bigger adjustments of between 6 per cent and 14 per cent.

"This is in line with the call by the Tripartite Workgroup on Lower-Wage Workers to uplift the salaries of lower-wage workers," said PSD.

"Alongside these adjustments, PSD has been working with the Amalgamated Union of Public Employees (AUPE) to redesign OSS officers’ jobs, improve career progression, and raise productivity in the long run," it added.

According to PSD, pays are reviewed on a regular basis and adjusted "as required to broadly keep pace with, but not lead, the market."

"The pandemic has underscored the importance of a strong Public Service. The Public Service is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a future-ready workforce that can continue to deliver its best for Singapore and Singaporeans," PSD said on Sunday.

In addition to pay hikes, PSD stated that it will boost efforts to give officers "valuable career options" and support their growth and development. Some of these efforts are job attachments, structured job rotations, formal training, and project work.

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