SRC will be conducting Job Evaluation exercise to determine the true worth of public service jobs. Jobs will be evaluated and a grading system developed. The remuneration for each grade shall be determined by the pay structure developed through a salary structure developed through a salary benchmarking exercise.

The Job Evaluation exercise
• Provides a rational basis for equitable remuneration (pay and benefits)
• Determines the ‘intrinsic’ worth of jobs
• Determines relative complexities of different jobs
• Determines a rational job structure within an organisation in this case the public sector
• Enables consistent decision-making regarding grading and rates of pay

It assists in the process of ‘fitting people to jobs’ and NOT ‘fitting jobs to people’ and can therefore increase job satisfaction.

The goal of job evaluation exercise is to create a standardised pay structure, so that public officers get equal pay for work of equal value.


Why Is It Important?

Historically, public sector remuneration and benefits have been set through ad hoc committees and commissions. This has led to salary structures that are inequitable leading to discontent, low morale, inefficiencies and frequent industrial unrest.

Job Evaluation will help
• Manage the public wages
• Decrease the cost of doing business
• Ensure job security and in the long term employment opportunities
• Stabilise Private sector, wages
• Improve performance and productivity and therefore guarantee
• Economic growth

Who will be Evaluated and How long is the Exercise?

The Job Evaluation exercise will involve
• Service and Regulatory State Corporations;
• Commercial State Corporations;
• Civil Service;
• Research Institutions, Public Universities and Tertiary Education;
• Constitutional Commissions, Independent Offices and Teaching Service;
• Disciplined Services; and
• County Governments
The Job Evaluation exercise will take place over the course of 2015 and part of 2016

What are the benefits of the Job Evaluation Exercise?

On an individual level, Job Evaluation ensures that workers get paid a fair rate for the jobs they do whilst increasing their job satisfaction. It also provides an objective basis for collective bargaining in determining rates of pay and benefits.

On an organisational level, the process and results of the exercise is useful in
• Recruitment and selection;
• Establishing training needs;
• Performance appraisals;
• Manpower planning;
• Organisation development; and
• Job structuring

On a national level, the fiscal wage bill becomes manageable and thus sustainable, productivity and performance are enhanced, enabling Kenya to get closer to achieving its Vision 2030 aspirations of a middle level economy.

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