The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is one of the independent Commissions established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, to bring order and sanity in salary setting.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is mandated under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 to:
The principles of pay determination are: affordability and sustainability of the Public Sector wage bill, fairness and transparency, attraction and retention of requisite skills, and productivity and performance.
Public sector wage bill comprises wages and salaries, allowances and other benefits awarded to all public sector employees as compensation for services delivered
The key components of the wage bill are: salaries, benefits, remunerative allowances, facilitative allowances, pensions and gratuity. The key drivers of the wage bill are: performance and productivity management, wage policies, employee numbers, labour relations, and work ethics.
The two commonly employed evaluations of sustainability of a public sector wage bill is its measure compared to the GDP and the national revenue, from which it should be paid.
The benefits of a sustainable public sector wage bill include:
A high wage bill is fiscally unsustainable as it contributes to:
The public sector wage bill in Kenya has been on an upward trend resulting from:
A high public sector wage bill has several consequences including:
Several initiatives are in place to manage the public sector wage bill. These are:
The status of the wage bill is as follows:
Yes. The ratio of wage bill to GDP has shown a positive trend in the last five years from 9.6 per cent in 2014/15 to 7.9 per cent in 2018/19.
The best practices for a sustainable wage bill include:
This is twofold:
This has two perspectives:
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House, 6th Floor, 4th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 43126, GPO-00100
Tel: +254 (20) 2710065/81
Tel: +254 794 587 903