The Salaries and Remuneration Commission has released the results of the job evaluation for the public service. It has taken the Commission 17 months to conclude the job evaluation exercise for civil service, state corporations, Constitutional Commissions and independent offices, teaching service and county government. More than 40,000 jobs were evaluated.

Speaking during the launch, Chairperson Sarah Serem said that the release of the results had several policy implication. She said the Job evaluation had considered all factors associated with the public sector jobs for purposes of compensation. The factors include job complexities, risks, decision making, physical and mental pressure, among others.

“These therefore renders the remunerative allowances that form part of the compensation pay redundant,” she announced.

She also announced that the annual increment ‘will focus more on productivity and performance’ and not automatic increment. The current practice is to rewards employees every year without recognition of performance. This has automatic increment is one of the causes of escalation of wage without corresponding productivity.

Mrs. Serem said the Commission had developed grading structure for the public service that had apart from addressing the problem of inequities and disparities also addressed pay stagnation among some officers. The grading structure had specific pay entry points that will be adjusted from time to time by the Commission. Before July of every year, the commission will work out a compensation benefit for officers based on performance of the economy to take care of cost of living adjustments.

The grading structure and the new salary structure will be effective in the next financial year 2017/18.

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