Public Servants to Get Twice Their Salaries Bonuses
Public Servants to Get Twice Their Salaries Bonuses. Top Performing Public Servants to Get up to Twice Their Salaries Bonuses in New Salaries and Remuneration Commission Plan.
The Salaries and Remuneration Commission has rolled out a reward scheme for public servants who surpass expectations
- Lyn Mengich, the SRC boss, said that employees will earn bonuses as much as twice their salaries for exceeding expectations
- The reward scheme is aimed at recognising and rewarding excellence in a bid to improve and sustain service delivery to Kenyans
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Double salaries for exceeding expectations
Public Service Commission (PSC) show that over 50% of civil servants would effortlessly miss the bonuses because they hardly reach expectations.
The Framework for Recognising Productivity and Performance in the Public Service was launched on Friday, April 14.
This framework is the one that proposes bonuses of up to 100% of civil servant’s basic salary.
Why motivate public servants
“This is one way of boosting performance, ensuring employee retention and attracting talent,” Mengich said.
She said that higher productivity by public servants the higher the success of public organisations but this should not be lauded without recognition of excellent employees.
According to Mengich, employee recognition improves productivity and catalyses work culture for efficiency and better service delivery to the public, a move that was endorsed by PSC boss Felix Koskei.
“Productivity should be tied to rewards. Bonuses, promotions, letters and other awards are commendable ways to motivate employees,” Koskei explained.
Paid salary arrears
Measurable productivity are linked to financial rewards in the newly rolled framework.
“The performance targets will determine eligibility and quantum of financial reward. The SRC will consider the performance targets and productivity indexes achieved. Existing contractual terms will be factored in in this reward scheme,” Mengich explained.
This comes even as Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua announced that the government had sorted all salary arrears for public servants.