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Type:
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier:
M2022-05
Status:
Active

M2022-05 NSW Public Sector Wages Policy 2022

Description

The NSW Public Sector Wages Policy 2022 (“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 and include a commitment within their Statement of Corporate Intent.

Function and Subject

Industrial Relations (1)
Agreements, Allowances, Awards, Conditions of Employment, Enterprise Bargaining, Industrial Instruments, Industrial Matters, Legislation, Salaries and Wages, Wages Policy

Detailed Outline

The NSW Public Sector Wages Policy 2022 implements the Government’s decision of June 2022 to provide for increases to remuneration or other conditions of employment of up to 3.0 per cent per annum effective from 1 July 2022.

Increases to remuneration of up to 3.0 per cent per annum are available for FY2022-23 and for FY2023-24, reverting to increases of up to 2.5 per cent per annum for FY2024-25 and following years.

An additional 0.5 per cent increase may be available in FY2023-24 where a substantial employee contribution has been made to productivity enhancing reforms.

Proposals to increase remuneration or other conditions of employment that do not increase employee related costs by more than 3.0 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 3.0 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 remuneration or conditions of employment of public sector employees, whether or not they are to be included in formal industrial instruments and should contact Employee Relations in the Department of Premier and Cabinet when contemplating such changes.

Overview

Who needs to know and/or comply with this?

Advisory Entities (including Boards and Committees)
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
Jul 25, 2022
Review Date
Mar 24, 2023
Replaces
Replaced By

Contacts

Contact
https://dpc.nsw.gov.au/contact-page
Phone
02 9228 5555
Publishing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Issuing Entity
Department of Premier and Cabinet