The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has commenced the public service job evaluation exercise, which will inform the remuneration review cycle for the period 2021/22-2024/25. The exercise shall establish the relative worth of jobs.
Pursuant to Section (11) of SRC Act 2011, SRC set a four-year review cycle of remuneration and benefits in the public sector. The first cycle covered the period between the years 2013/14-2016/17 and the second cycle covered the years 2017/18-2021/22. The third cycle is set to cover the years 2021/22-2024/25.
Whilst the Commission envisages that most jobs may not have significantly changed, it shall undertake evaluation of new jobs and jobs identified by institutions to have significantly changed. The outcome of the job evaluation shall be used in developing job grading structures.
The Commission shall also carry out a salary survey in order to collect data which, together with the job evaluation grading results, shall inform the salary structures for the 2021/22-2024/25 remuneration review cycle.
The job evaluation exercise shall cover jobs occupied by both State officers and other public officers. To ensure a successful job evaluation exercise, SRC has developed “Guidelines on Conducting Job Evaluation for the 2021-2024/25 Remuneration Review Cycle for the Public Sector.”
The guidelines have leveraged on the experiences and lessons learnt from the previous job evaluation exercise. In addition to providing clear criteria for identification of jobs to be evaluated, the guidelines provide direction on preparation of job descriptions, which are a critical input for effective job evaluation.
The Commission undertook the first job evaluation in 2012, and the second one in FY 2015/16. The applicable grading and salary structures arising from the job evaluation exercise were subsequently communicated and implemented by public sector institutions.