Pay­roll al­ter­na­tive amend­ments dis­cussed

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS -

The par­lia­ment’s hu­man re­sources de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee dis­cussed amend­ments on the strate­gic al­ter­na­tive project for the pub­lic sec­tor’s pay­roll. The com­mit­tee said in a state­ment fol­low­ing its meet­ing Mon­day that 80 per­cent of state employees will ben­e­fit from the project by in­creas­ing their salaries. How­ever, a memo pre­pared by the com­mit­tee said that jobs with high salaries will not be raised.

The com­mit­tee said there are four pro­posed amend­ments made by a com­pany that the gov­ern­ment as­signed to pre­pare the project. They in­clude adding se­nior posts to the cat­e­gories cov­ered by the project, avoid re­duc­ing the salary of any state em­ployee, in ad­di­tion to re-cat­e­go­riz­ing salaries so that the ba­sic salary will be de­creased, while other al­lo­ca­tions are in­creased for new employees. The an­nual in­crease of salaries shall be linked with the con­sumer price indi­ca­tor, the com­pany said. The project aims to achieve more jus­tice and trans­parency in the pub­lic sec­tor’s pay­roll sys­tem, as well as man­age salary in­crease and en­cour­age high per­for­mance, as the cur­rent pay­roll struc­ture is of­ten blamed for killing com­pet­i­tive­ness in the pub­lic sec­tor. — Al-Qabas

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