A pay structure showing the salaries public servants will earn in future will be released on Tuesday.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is set to launch the State Officers Remuneration structure drawn from a job evaluation survey conducted last year to determine the net worth of State jobs.
On Monday, President Kibaki asked Kenyans to support the commission’s efforts to harmonise salaries of public servants.
Speaking at Harambee House when he met SRC commissioners, the President said it was the first time the government had put in place an agency to deal with public servants’ pay and he would support its recommendations. He urged SRC to fully implement its policy of equal pay for work of equal value.
“We should make deliberate efforts to ensure that the remuneration of public officers is managed transparently,” he said.
SRC chairperson Sarah Serem noted that her commission had made significant progress in addressing the issues of disparity, productivity and harmonisation of the public servants’ salary structure and would unveil the new salary on Tuesday.
The job evaluation survey assisted the commission to link pay to the requirements of a job, enabling SRC to grade the structures, develop compensation mechanisms and review remunerations and benefits for government workers.
The new structure is set to address concerns that the current wage bill is weighing down the country as it constitutes 70 per cent of the national budget, leaving inadequate money for development projects.