Grab a chair and put your calculator skills to the test because the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has just dropped a bombshell – new salaries and allowances are making their grand entrance. Yes, you heard it right! Teachers, civil servants, and other state bigwigs are in for a financial makeover that’s about to spice up their bank accounts.
But why the fuss? Well, our trusty SRC decided it’s high time for a salary revamp, so they’ve gazetted these new paychecks. They’re doing this so government departments like the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) can put these changes into action. It’s like giving your wardrobe a makeover, but instead of clothes, it’s salaries getting a trendy upgrade.
And here’s the cherry on top – these new salaries come with a sprinkle of retroactive goodness. The SRC has waved its magic wand to make sure everyone gets what’s due from July 1, 2023. And guess when you’ll see the difference? Drumroll, please… on your August payslip! It’s like discovering some forgotten cash in the pocket of your jeans.
Now, the SRC’s head honcho, Lyn Mengich, recently stepped up to the mic to spill the beans. She mentioned that this salary makeover isn’t just a random act of kindness; it’s all about achieving sustainability. They’re considering everyone in the mix, from state officers to public heroes, and they’re taking fairness very, very seriously.
Mengich spilled the secret formula behind this salary shakeup – it’s all about the percentiles, folks! According to the SRC’s rating, different groups were strutting at different spots on the percentile scale. State officers were giving high-fives at the 45th percentile, while civil servants were kind of sulking at the 39th percentile. And teachers, well, they were hanging at the 36th percentile. But hey, it’s all about equilibrium, right?
But here’s the juicy part – the average salary boost is around seven to ten percent over two years. And that’s not all; they’re throwing in a notch increase that averages three percent every year. It’s like a financial makeover that keeps on giving!
Oh, and did you hear about our political bigwigs? Cabinet Secretaries are getting a little financial hug, with their salaries cozying up by about two percent. That’s right, they’ll be seeing Sh957,000 instead of Sh924,000. It’s like getting an extra scoop of ice cream on your sundae!
However, not everyone’s getting a cash shower. President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagia are staying put. Why? Well, turns out their salaries are already above the market standards. So, no extra toppings for them!