This year, civil servants will get the usual AWS and a one-off payment of 0.25 month capped at $750.
This means that a civil servant earning a monthly salary of $3k will get 1.25 months of bonus worth $3,750, whereas another civil servant earning $10k a month will only get 1.075 months or $10,750.
Whose bonus would you prefer to get? 🙂
Straits Times says:
“Even with the one-off payment and 13th month payment, PSD said the annual salaries of civil servants will still fall by 8 per cent to to 22 per cent this year, compared to last year’s annual pay, with those in senior positions seeing the largest drop.” (ST, Nov 26, 2009)
I boldfaced the words above because I’m wondering why it is necessary for PSD or ST to even mention that.
Back to Straits Times. It’s again important for the mainstream news media to mention “No pay hike for ministers” and yet again repeat that the top public sector earners will see their pay “shrink by up to 22 per cent.”
Yes yes yes, we all feel their pain.
“Announcing the second deferment on Thursday, the Public Service Division (PSD) said that annual salaries of officers in the elite Administrative Service, and of political, judicial and statutory appointment holders, will in fact shrink by up to 22 per cent this year.
This means that the annual salary for ministers at the entry-level grade of MR4, for example, will amount to $1.49 million this year, down from $1.92 million last year.
For Administrative Officers on the Superscale Grade (SR9), annual pay packages will be down to $338,100 this year – a 15 per cent decline from $399,500 last year.” (ST, Nov 26, 2009)