Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions
of Service (SC), the Standing Committee on Disciplined
Services Salaries and Conditions of Service (SCDS) and
the Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries and Conditions
of Service (Directorate Committee) have accepted the invitation
by the Administration to conduct a comprehensive review
of the pay policy and system for the civil service.
a joint meeting of the three advisory bodies held on 4
January 2002, it was decided that a Task Force should
be formed to conduct the review. The Task Force will look
into ways and means of accomplishing the task and the
option of engaging professional help if necessary. Areas
to be looked into will include the latest developments
in civil service pay administration in other Governments,
their pros and cons, and best practices that may be of
particular relevance to Hong Kong.
Task Force, to be chaired by Mr. Yeung Ka-sing, will make
public its preliminary findings before a report is finalized.
The advisory bodies will report the results of the analytical
study to the Administration in the middle of 2002.
on the findings of the analytical study and taking account
of the ensuing discussions with the concerned parties,
the advisory bodies will make recommendations to the Administration
in the second half of 2002 on the scope and methodology
of the comprehensive review on civil service pay policy
and system to be conducted in phase two.
those interested in the comprehensive review are welcome
to express their views to the Task Force at any stage
of the exercise. Views should be forwarded to the Joint
Secretariat for the Advisory Bodies on Civil Service and
Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service (Room 701,
7th Floor, Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Hong
Kong) or by e-mail to email@example.com.