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Type:
Premier's Memorandum
Identifier:
M2021-09
Status:
Active

M2021-09 NSW Public Sector Wages Policy 2021

Description

The NSW Public Sector Wages Policy 2021 (“the policy”) applies to the government sector, including Public Service agencies, Departments, Executive agencies, and independent statutory bodies, including employees and staff identified in Section 5 (1) (b-f) of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.

State Owned Corporations, including their subsidiaries, are strongly encouraged to adopt the terms of the policy.

Function and Subject

Industrial Relations (1)
Wages Policy

Detailed Outline

The NSW Public Sector Wages Policy 2021 implements the Government’s decision to provide annual wage increases of up to 1.5 per cent and prescribes new governance arrangements for oversight of the policy.

Proposals to increase remuneration or other conditions of employment that do not increase employee related costs by more than 1.5 per cent per annum may be approved by the Senior Officials Wages Advisory Committee convened by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Increases in remuneration or other conditions of employment that increase employee related costs by more than 1.5 per cent per annum can only be considered where sufficient employee related cost savings have been achieved to fully offset the increased employee related costs and requires the approval of the Cabinet Standing Committee on Expenditure Review.

Agencies should refer to the detail of the policy whenever considering changes to the wages or conditions of employment of public sector employees, whether they are to be included in formal industrial instruments, and should contact DPC when contemplating such changes.

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

Advisory Entities (including Boards and Committees)
Departments
Executive agencies related to Departments
Separate agencies
State Owned Corporations
Statutory Authorities/Bodies
Subsidiaries of the NSW Government established under the Corporations Act

AR Details

Date Issued
Mar 31, 2021
Review Date
Jul 1, 2022
Replaces
Replaced By

Contacts

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