The Industrial Relations Commission has approved the 2019 increase for salaries and salary related allowances from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019.
This Circular applies to all Agencies employing staff under the Crown Employees (Public Sector - Salaries 2019) Award.
On 21 June 2019, the Industrial Relations Commission made the Crown Employees (Public Sector - Salaries 2019) Award which increases salaries and salary related allowances for Awards and Agreements listed in Schedule A to the Award by 2.5 per cent from the commencement of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2019.
Agencies should process the adjustments to salaries and salary related allowances in accordance with the attached schedule for employees who were employed from the beginning of the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2019. See attachment Salary Rates Tables.
Methods of Adjustment
Salaries - annual rates
Annual rates are rounded to the nearest dollar, with figures less than 50 cents going to the lower amount, and with figures 50 cents or more going to the higher amount.
Wages - weekly rates
Weekly rates are rounded to the nearest 10 cents, with figures less than 5 cents going to the lower amount, and figures 5 cents or more going to the higher amount. Junior rates expressed as a percentage of an adult rate retain their percentage relative to the adult rate. Junior rates other than those calculated on a percentage basis are increased by 2.5 per cent.
Salary related allowances (such as a first aid allowance) are increased by 2.5 per cent. Expense related allowances (such as travel allowance) should not be adjusted until further notice.
Weekly and daily allowance rates are rounded to the nearest 5 cents, and hourly rates are rounded to the nearest cent.
Part-time and casual employees
Where an award, agreement or determination specifies the method or formula for calculating part-time or casual rates, agencies should adjust the part-time or casual rate according to the formula. Otherwise, the existing rate should be increased by 2.5 per cent.
Employees receiving salary maintenance
Employees who are receiving salary maintenance against a salary rate subject to adjustment are to have their salaries adjusted in accordance with the above directions.
Who needs to know and/or comply with this?
- Executive agencies related to Departments
- Separate agencies
- Date Issued
- Jul 25, 2019
- Review Date
- Jun 30, 2020
- Replaced By