Premier & Cabinet

Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular

C2020-13 Notional Salary 2019-20


New calculations for notional salary apply in relation to Public Service senior executives and roles from 1 July 2019. This Circular applies to Departments, Executive Agencies related to Departments and Separate Agencies.

This Circular supersedes and replaces the previous Treasury Circular TC18-11 Notional Salary 2018-19.

Detailed Outline

What is notional salary used for?

Under the Government Sector Employment Regulation 2014, the notional salary determines:

  • the money value of accrued annual leave owing to a Public Service senior executive who elects for the whole or part of this to be paid upon ceasing to be employed in a government sector agency and immediately commencing employment in another government sector agency in accordance with clause 29;

  • the money value of extended leave accrued or payable to a Public Service senior executive in accordance with Schedule 1; and

  • the amount of the allowance to be paid to a Public Service non-executive employee who is temporarily assigned to an executive role (being the difference between the salary of the person’s usual role and the notional salary of the executive role to which the person is temporarily assigned), in accordance with clause 21.

Public Service senior executives are employed under Division 4 of Part 4 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

From 1 July 2019 Industrial Relations became the responsibility of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. This Circular replaces TC19-09. The content remains unchanged.


Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

Executive agencies related to Departments
Separate agencies



AR Details

Date Issued
Apr 15, 2020
Review Date
Jun 28, 2022
Replaced By


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Department of Premier and Cabinet