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2015 net pay trend indicators

     A spokesman for the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) said today (May 26) that the bureau has received the Pay Trend Survey Committee Report on 2015 Pay Trend Survey today. The "net pay trend indicators" - derived by deducting the cost of increments paid to civil servants in 2014-15 from the "gross pay trend indicators" as indicated in the report - 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    2014-15)     indicator

              (a)          (b)      (a) minus (b)
---------   ---------  -----------  -------------
Upper          4.46%       1.00%        3.46%

Middle         5.06%       0.94%        4.12%
Lower          4.73%       1.71%        3.02%

     "The Pay Trend Survey is a long-established mechanism with a representative and credible survey methodology. The Pay Trend Survey Committee has, as in the past, strived to ensure that the 2015 Pay Trend Survey was conducted in accordance with the established mechanism and agreed methodology. The 2015 Pay Trend Survey has objectively reflected the pay adjustment of surveyed private sector organisations in the previous year. The above 'net pay trend indicators' will continue to be one of the six factors to be considered by the Chief Executive-in-Council in deciding the civil service pay adjustment for 2015-16. The other five factors which the Chief Executive-in-Council will consider 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.

     In accordance with the established practice, the CSB has written to the staff sides of the four central consultative councils to invite them to submit their pay claims for the 2015-16 Civil Service Pay Adjustment. To enhance communication with staff, the bureau will soon meet with them and representatives of the four major service-wide staff unions/associations. The pay claims and the views collected at the meetings will be conveyed to the Chief Executive-in-Council for consideration.

Ends/Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Issued at HKT 21:57


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