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.
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.
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
- Not Mandatory
- Date Issued
- Jul 25, 2022
- Review Date
- Mar 24, 2023
- Replaced By