The three advisory bodies on civil service pay and conditions
of service announced today the publication of an interim report
and a consultation paper on Phase One of their review on civil
service pay policy and system.
The review is conducted by a Task Force set up by the three
advisory bodies in January 2002, upon the Administration's
invitation. It is conducted in two phases, with Phase
One being an analytical study on recent developments and best
practices in pay administration in other countries.
The Task Force appointed a consultant to carry out an analytical
study on the latest development in civil service pay administration
in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore and the United
The Consultant submitted its interim report to the Task Force
in mid-April. Having studied the Consultant's interim
findings, the Task Force has decided that at this point in
time, it would like to maintain an open mind. Instead,
views from all quarters on a series of questions grouped under
five specific areas of study will be sought before the consultation
period ends on 25 May 2002.
After considering all views expressed during the consultation
period, the Task Force will produce its final report in July
2002. Thereafter, the three advisory bodies will make
recommendations to the Administration in the second half of
2002 on the conduct of the second-phase review.
Copies of the consultation paper and a related pamphlet are
available from District Offices. The interim report
of the Task Force can be viewed on the website of the Joint
Secretariat for the advisory bodies:www.info.gov.hk/jsscs
25 April 2002