Civil servants get 0.5 month mid-year bonus

The Public Service Division has announced that civil servants will receive a bonus of 0.5 of a month's pay this year.
The Public Service Division has announced that civil servants will receive a bonus of 0.5 of a month's pay this year.PHOTO: ST FILE

Next month, all 84,000 civil servants will receive a bonus of 0.5 of a month's pay.

The amount is slightly higher than last year's 0.45 month, partly reflecting emerging signs of an improvement in economic outlook.

Lower-wage workers will also get a built-in wage rise of $15 to $20 a month on top of their annual pay increments.

It will benefit about 1,485 Grade IV and Grade V officers in the Operations Support Scheme. They do administrative support duties such as office maintenance.

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About 900 Grade IV officers earning between $1,466 and $1,863 monthly will get $15 more a month.

Grade V officers will get $20 more each month. There are about 600 of them, earning between $1,230 and $1,561 a month.

Danson Cheong

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Civil servants get 0.5 month mid-year bonus'. Print Edition | Subscribe