Civil servants are getting a raise.
Some 1,500 public employees will receive a pay bump, according to a press release issued Thursday (1 December) by Government Information Services.
It’s aimed specifically at workers who have not received a pay increase in at least three years.
It’s a one-off initiative that Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin says is funded by main savings within the Government’s Human Resource budget. The Portfolio of the Civil Service says much of that savings came by not hiring additional employees and having existing staff fulfilling extra duties.
The raise is not eligible for civil servants on required leave or sick leave until they return.
The new salaries are set to begin starting this month.