Treasury CS roots for implementation of Public Sector remuneration policy

Treasury Cabinet Secretary has said that there is need for the implementation of the Public Sector remuneration policy so as to avoid overlap of payments in government departments.

While speaking during the opening of a three-day conference on a fiscally sustainable wage bill, the CS said the policy will also eliminate ghost workers in government departments which has often lead to wastage of public resources.

“Due to the negative impact of a high wage bill, it is important that effective public sector wage bill management strategies be put in place to achieve the wage bill to revenue target of not more than 35 percent in order to release resources for development and continuous expansion of services,” he said.

On his part, Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya urged both the National and County governments to put measures in place to reduce their wage bill.

“There is need to view and amend the existing labor laws with the changing economic times. I commit to working with stakeholders to achieving the mandate of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission,” he said.

The conference was aimed at ensuring productivity, performance management, labor relations, public sector pension liability, optimization of public service, work ethic and remuneration.