Government announces payroll cost of civil service increments in 2010-11

     A spokesman for the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) said that the bureau received the results of the 2011 Pay Trend Survey from the secretariat of the Pay Trend Survey Committee today (May 19).

     The results, presented in the form of "gross pay trend indicators", show the rates of pay adjustments in the private sector in three defined salary bands for the period from April 2, 2010 to April 1, 2011.  The Pay Trend Survey Committee will meet next week to validate the gross pay trend indicators, after which the payroll cost of civil service increments incurred in 2010-11 for each defined salary band will be deducted from the gross pay trend indicators to produce the "net pay trend indicators".

     "The net pay trend indicators are one of the factors that the Chief Executive-in-Council will consider in deciding whether and (if so) how to adjust civil service pay for 2011-12.  Other factors that will be considered are the state of Hong Kong's economy, the Government's fiscal position, changes in the cost of living, the staff sides' pay claims, and civil service morale," the CSB spokesman said.
     The payroll cost of civil service increments for each of the three defined salary bands incurred in 2010-11, expressed as a percentage of the total civil service payroll cost of the concerned bands, is as follows:

                              Cost of increment
                               as a percentage  
                                 of the total
Salary band               civil service payroll cost
-----------               --------------------------

Upper                              0.66%
(monthly salary from
$48,671 to $96,885)

Middle                             0.82%
(monthly salary from
$15,875 to $48,670)

Lower                              0.98%
(monthly salary
below $15,875)

Ends/Thursday, May 19, 2011
Issued at HKT 17:39