Government salary increase study nears completion, implementation expected soon

Government salary increase study nears completion, implementation expected soon

June 11, 2024 - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced today that the comprehensive Compensation and Benefits Study, aimed at potentially increasing the salaries of government workers, is in its final stages and is expected to be completed by the end of June.

The study, which has been ongoing, has meticulously examined various aspects of the current compensation system, including salaries, benefits, and allowances. The goal is to identify areas where improvements can be made and to ensure a fair and sustainable pay structure for government employees, especially in light of recent inflation.

The study has also involved benchmarking activities against the private sector to ensure that government compensation remains competitive. Results of the study will be used to make necessary adjustments to the Total Compensation Framework for civilian government personnel, ensuring fair and timely salary adjustments for all government workers.

Upon completion of the study, the findings will be presented to both the DBM and the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) by the commissioned consultant. The DBM has expressed its commitment to supporting the implementation of any approved salary adjustments, ensuring a competitive and equitable compensation package for civil servants. The funding for the implementation will be sourced from excess revenue collected by the national government.

The DBM's announcement brings hope to government workers across the country, who have been eagerly awaiting news of a potential salary increase. With the study nearing completion, the possibility of a salary adjustment becoming a reality in the near future looks increasingly promising.

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