2012 net pay trend indicators

     The Civil Service Bureau announced today (May 22) that following the validation of the results of the 2012 Pay Trend Survey (i.e. the "gross pay trend indicators") by the Pay Trend Survey Committee, the "net pay trend indicators" - derived by deducting the cost of increments paid to civil servants in 2011-12 from the "gross pay trend indicators" - are as follows:

                          Cost of
                        civil service
                         (as a % of
                         the total
                        civil service
             Gross pay    payroll      Net pay
Salary         trend      cost in       trend
band         indicator    2011-12)    indicator
                  (a)       (b) @      minus
---------     -------     --------    ---------

Upper          6.01%       0.75%        5.26%

Middle         6.64%       0.84%        5.80%

Lower           5.71%      1.15%        4.56%

      In accordance with the established mechanism, the Chief Executive in Council will decide on the rates of civil service pay adjustment (if any) for 2012-13 having regard to the "net pay trend indicators" above and other relevant factors, namely, 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.

Ends/Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Issued at HKT 16:54