Current Reports indicate that more than 600,000 civil servants are set to enjoy a salary increase from July. This comes as the Public Service ministry said it would sign a collective bargaining agreement with the Union of Kenya Civil Servants as a commitment to implement harmonised public service salaries recommended by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
Under the new structure, the lowest-paid worker will earn Sh14,442 and the highest Sh292,765 per month.
How the new salary structure will affect all state and county employees
If you are a civil servant in the highest paid job group, then a windfall is only six months away. Should the recommended new salary structure take effect on July 1, and you are already earning the maximum pay, then you will secure an increment of up to Sh270, 000 per month.
And if you are among the lowest paid Government workers, you will pocket an increment of Sh6,000, according to recommendations by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) following a job evaluation of the workforce in the public sector.
This follows the release of the new grading system and salary recommendations, which have reduced public service positions from 26 to 19 and created five grades to cover all public service workers.
The last time civil servants were awarded a salary increment was in 2012, which saw the ceiling for the highest paid civil servant in Job Group T capped at Sh302,980.
This group majorly comprises senior public servants, including secretaries, ambassadors, commissioners, deputy commissioners, chief officers, directors, senior deputy directors and principals.
But under the recommended salary structure, the top earners in the newly created Job Group E4 can pocket a maximum of Sh576,120 per month.
Source: Standard Media