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Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC)

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) was established under the FWSC Act, 2007 (Act 737). The Commission has the mandate to implement the new Government Pay Policy (i.e. Single Spine Pay Policy).


To become a world class reference Centre in pay administration promoting fairness, equity and transparency in Public Services compensation and benefits.


To ensure that best practices in job grading, evaluation, performance management and research are employed in pay administration to ensure that pay in the Public Services is linked to productivity and that high-calibre employees are attracted to, and retained within the Public Services.

We shall achieve this by working through our highly-motivated, dedicated and innovative staff, adopting appropriate technological solutions, and also by collaborating effectively with our stakeholders through constructive dialogue and negotiations that promote and maintain industrial harmony.


Section 3 of Act, 2007 (Act 737) lists the following as the functions of the Commission:

  • Implement public service pay policy, except the determination of emoluments under Article 71 of the Constitution;
  • Develop and monitor allowances and benefits of public servants and the consolidation of salaries of public servants;
  • Undertake job analysis and job evaluation;
  • Develop and ensure consistent review of standard job evaluation methodology;
  • Develop and ensure implementation of grading and classification structure;
  • Review requests for the re-grading of positions;
  • Co-ordinate, manage and monitor collective bargaining process in which Government is the direct or indirect employer;
  • Develop salary structures for the public service;
  • Ensure that the balance of internal consistency, external competitiveness and employee performance are fully reflected in the public service pay system; and
  • Advice on performance management processes and indicators.