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Type:
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier:
C2021-17
Status:
Active

C2021-17 Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of Pay) Award 2021

Description

The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) has made a new Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of Pay) Award 2021 which increases wages and wage related allowances by 2.04 per cent from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2021. Agencies should process the adjustments to wages and allowances.

This Circular applies to all Agencies employing staff under the Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of Pay) Award 2021.

Function and Subject

Industrial Relations (1)
Salaries and Wages

Detailed Outline

On 29 July 2021, the IRC made the Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of Pay) Award 2021 providing increases in wages and wage related allowances of 2.04 per cent for one year from the commencement of the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2021.

Agencies should process the adjustments to wages and 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 2021. See the attachment to this circular - Crown Employees Wages Staff (Rates of Pay) Award 2021.

Method of Adjustment

Wages - annual rates

Annual wage 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 wage 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 2.04 per cent.

Allowances

Wage related allowances (such as a first aid allowance) are increased by 2.04 per cent.

Expense related allowances (such as meal and travel allowances) are in accordance with the Australian Taxation Officer Determination No. TD 2021/6, which sets out the reasonable allowance amounts for the 2021-2022 financial year, or otherwise have been adjusted in accordance with the changes in the Sydney Consumer Price Index (CPI) March Quarter 2021. Vehicle allowances are also in line with published Australian Taxation Office rates.

Weekly allowance 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. Daily, hourly and per shift allowances 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 2.04 per cent.

Employees receiving salary maintenance

Employees who are receiving salary maintenance against a wage rate subject to adjustment are to have their wages adjusted in accordance with the above directions.

Timothy Reardon

Secretary

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

Departments
Executive agencies related to Departments
Separate agencies

AR Details

Date Issued
Sep 2, 2021
Review Date
Jun 30, 2022
Replaces
Replaced By

Contacts

Contact
Contact_us@dpc.nsw.gov.au
Phone
02 9228 5555
Publishing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Issuing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet