Review Committee on Disciplined Services
Pay and Conditions of Service

 

Preliminary Report

July 1988

 

 
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LETTER OF 7th JULY 1988 TO GOVERNOR OF HONG KONG (66KB)
NOTICE (26KB)  
INTRODUCTION (433KB)
CHAPTER  
1 Procedure of the Review (494KB)
  Introduction
  Written submissions
  Oral evidence
  Background information and familiarisation visits
2 The Disiciplined Services (764KB)
  Origins and history
  Present work and responsibilities
  Disciplinary status
3 Pay History and Background (954KB)
  Civil service pay scales
  The pre-1974 situation
  Significant pay structure reviews (1973-1979)
  The review of pay policy (1980-1982)
  The 1986 pay level survey
4
Page 17-23
(1121KB)

Page 24-30
(1033KB)
Pay Comparisons
Section I : Comparisons in the public sector
  Relativities within the civil service
  Selection of comparators
  Historical comparators (1961-1987)
  Current comparison
  Table and bar charts

Section II : Comparison with the private sector
  The pay trend surveys
  The pay level survey
  The survey methodology
  The sampling method

Section III : International comparisons
  International studies
  UK comparisons

Section IV : Pay increases since 1979 - Comparison with Consumer Price Index
5 Other Earnings, Allowances and Benefits (1062KB)
  Introduction
  Job-related allowances
  Categories of job-related allowances
  Standard and non-standard rates of
job-related allowances
  Job-related allowances applicable to the
disciplined services
  Disciplined Services Special Allowance and Stand-by
Duty Allowance
  Other allowances
  Housing benefits/quarters
  Pension
  Linked Agreements
6 Disciplined Services Special Allowance and Time-off in Lieu (1111KB)
  Introduction
  Definition of "conditioned hours"
  The compensation schemes
  Time-off
  Disciplined Services Special Allowance
  The effectiveness of the compensation schemes
  Availability of compensation
  The value of compensation
  Budgetary constraints
7 Machinery for Pay Determination (1266KB)
  Existing consultative machinery
  Pay trend survey
  Pay determination - possible development
  Machinery for determining police pay
  Other disciplined services
  Options for the future
  The future of the pay trend survey
8 Accounts of Submissions Received
  Introduction (174KB)

I. Royal Hong Kong Police Force (2407KB)
  Pay
  Hours of work
  Conditions of service
  Nature of work
  Status
  Separate pay machinery and separate pay scales
  Promotion prospects
  Morale

II. Fire Services Department (2003KB)
  Pay
  Development of duties and responsibilities
  Dangers and stress
  Hours of work
  Restrictions
  Conditions of service
  Morale

III.
Page 77-83
(1338KB)

Page 84-90
(1225KB)
Correctional Services Department
  Pay
  Remote station working
  Conditions of service
  Development of the department's work
  Work problems faced by staff
  Hours of work
  The working environment
  Public perception
  Personal restrictions
  Morale

IV. Customs and Excise (2616KB)
  Pay
  Work of the department and its development
  Nature of work
  Hours of work
  Personal restrictions
  Conditions of service
  Morale

V. Immigration Service (2069KB)
  Pay
  Development of work and responsibilities
  Nature of work
  Hours of work
  Restrictions
  Conditions of service
  Morale
9 Factors in Pay Determination (690KB)
  Introduction
  Know-how, problem-solving, and accountability
  Age and qualifications
  Stress
  Hours of work and shift patterns
  Unpredictable calls on staff time
  Risks
  Hardship
  Social segregation
  Discipline
  Restrictions on freedom
  Promotion opportunities
  Efficiency, effectiveness, recruitment, retention
and motivation
  Other earnings and benefits
10 Further Work (668KB)
  General
  Major questions


ANNEX
 
1.1 List of organisations, staff associations, departments invited to make submissions (163KB)
2.1
Page 1-12
(1942KB)

Appendix I-III
(266KB)

Appendix IV-V
(1132KB)
Royal Hong Kong Police Force
2.2
Page 1-12
(1667KB)

Appendix I-V
(621KB)
Fire Services Department
2.3
Page 1-13
(1500KB)

Appendix I-V
(599KB)
Correctional Services Department
2.4
Page 1-10
(1390KB)

Appendix I-V
(473KB)
Customs and Excise
2.5
Page 1-10
(1447KB)

Appendix I-IV
(277KB)
Immigration Service
3.1 Pay scales for the disciplined services recommended in Report No. 2 of the Standing Commission (458KB)  
3.2 Subsequent adjustments (1980-1983) (178KB)  
4.1
Pay comparison : all the rank and file entry ranks
(600KB)
 
4.2
Pay comparison : the rank and file of the Police Force
(491KB)
 
4.3
Pay comparison : the rank and file of the Fire Services
(491KB)
 
4.4
Pay comparison : the rank and file of the Correctional Services (122KB)
 
4.5
Pay comparison : the rank and file of the Customs & Excise Service (461KB)
 
4.6
Pay comparison : the rank and file of the Immigration Service (576KB)
 
4.7
Pay comparison : all the Officer entry ranks (543KB)
 
4.8
Pay comparison : the Officer ranks of the Police Force
(418KB)
 
4.9
Pay comparison : the Officer ranks of the Fire Services
(533KB)
 
4.10
Pay comparison : the Officer ranks of the Correctional Services (551KB)
 
4.11
Pay comparison : the Officer ranks of the Customs & Excise (514KB)
 
4.12
Pay comparison : the Officer ranks of the Immigration Service (531KB)
 
4.13 Disciplined services ( Rank & File ) and civil service counterparts - A table of comparison (61KB)  
4.14 Disciplined services ( Officer ) and civil service counterparts - A table of comparison (200KB)  
4.15 Disciplined services ( Rank & File ) and civil service counterparts - Pay level comparison in graphic form (70KB)  
4.16 Disciplined services ( Officer ) and civil service counterparts - Pay level comparison in graphic form (101KB)  
4.17 Promotion ratios based on establishment figures (228KB)  
4.18 Table 29 - Average wage of 15 different government jobs relative to that of Clerical Officer (extracted from Occasional Paper No. 24 by the International Monetary Fund.) (108KB)  
4.19 Civil service pay increases since 1979 -
compared with Consumer Price Index
(142KB)
 
5.1 Types of job-related allowances applicable to the disiplined services (510KB)  
5.2 RHKPF -
No. of officers drawing various categories of allowances at 1.4.1988
(138KB)
 
5.3 Fire Services Department -
No. of officers drawing various categories of allowances at 1.4.1988
(76KB)
 
5.4 Correctional Services Department-
No. of officers drawing various categories of allowances at 1.4.1988
(72KB)
 
5.5 Customs & Excise Department-
No. of officers drawing various categories of allowances at 1.4.1988
(103KB)
 
5.6 Immigration Department -
No. of officers drawing various categories of allowances at 1.4.1988
(51KB)
 
6.1 Police General Orders 8-05, 8-06 and 8-09 :
Time-off
(176KB)
 
6.2 Police General Orders 4-11 :
Disciplined Services Special Allowance and Standby Duty Allowance
(437KB)
 
6.3 Civil Service Regulations 678 to 682 (136KB)  
6.4 Time-off owed to various ranks (RHKPF) (40KB)  
6.5 Estimate for 1988-89 and distribution of funds to major formation commanders in respect of Disciplined Services Special Allowance (RHKPF) (171KB)  
9.1 Definition of Hay job-evaluation common factors (104KB)  


REFERENCE ANNEXES
 
   
11 Current pay scales: (143KB)
(a) Directorate
(b) Disiplined Services Pay Scale (Officer)
(c) Disiplined Services Pay Scale (Rank & File)
(d) Master Pay Scale
 
12 Main use of acronyms in the Report (96KB)