The Industrial Relations Commission has approved the 2015 increase for salaries and salary related allowances from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2015.
Salaries and salary based allowances in the Crown Employees (Public Sector - Salaries 2015) Award are to increase by 2.5 per cent from the commencement of the first pay period on or after 1 July 2015.
Agencies should process the adjustments to salaries and salary related allowances. See attachment Salary Rates Tables.
This Circular applies to all Agencies employing staff under the Crown Employees (Public Sector - Salaries 2015) Award.
Function and Subject
- Industrial Relations (1)
- Salaries and Wages
On 8 April 2015 the Industrial Relations Commission made the Crown Employees (Public Sector - Salaries 2015) Award which increases salaries and salary related allowances by 2.5 per cent from the commencement of the first pay period on or after 1 July 2015.
Agencies should process the adjustments in accordance with the attached schedule for employees who were employed from the beginning of the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2015.
Methods of Adjustment
Salaries - annual rates
Annual 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 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 2.5 per cent.
Salary related allowances (such as a first aid allowance) are increased by 2.5 per cent. Expense related allowances (such as travel allowance) should not be adjusted until further notice.
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 2.5 per cent.
Employees receiving salary maintenance
Employees who are receiving salary maintenance against a salary rate subject to adjustment
are to have their salaries adjusted in accordance with the above directions.
Who needs to know and/or comply with this?
- Executive agencies related to Departments
- Separate agencies
- Date Issued
- May 19, 2015
- Review Date
- Jun 30, 2016
- Replaced By
- (02) 9228 5987
- Publishing Entity
- The Treasury
- Issuing Entity
- The Treasury