02 Mar '11, 1pm

Budget 2011: Higher pay for civil servants this year

Budget 2011: Higher pay for civil servants this year

SINGAPORE : The strong economic performance of 2010 will translate into higher pay for civil servants this year. Minister-in-Charge of the Civil Service, Teo Chee Hean, told Parliament on Wednesday that annual salaries will return to levels before the downturn in 2008. Senior officers will also get the maximum GDP Bonus this year, with some getting as much as eight months' pay. Singapore's impressive recovery last year was soon followed by a tightening labour market. The civil service was also affected, with resignation rates rising from 3.5 per cent in 2009 to 4.7 per cent in 2010. Among officers in the Management Executive Service, the attrition rate went up as high as 17 per cent among younger graduate officers. Deputy PM Teo outlined the need for competitive wages, and said the civil service is restoring the cuts made during the downtown. Together with the Special Vari...

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