Civil servants will receive a mid-year bonus of 0.35 months; one-time payment for junior officers

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SINGAPORE: Civil servants in Singapore will receive a mid-year bonus of 0.35 months and junior officers will receive an additional one-time payment of S$200 or S$400, the Civil Service Division (PSD) announced on Monday (June 20).

Civil servants in grades equivalent to MX13(I) and MX14 will receive an additional one-time payment of S$200. Those in ranks equivalent to MX15 and MX16, and those in ranks III to V of the Operations Support Scheme (OSS) will receive a higher one-time payment of S$400.

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This mid-year payment takes into account that Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2022 is expected to be in the lower half of the 3% to 5% forecast range amid “uncertainties economic,” PSD said.

After the economic recovery in 2021, Singapore’s economy grew by 3.7% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022.

“On the labor front, total employment continued to grow, with unemployment rates returning to pre-pandemic levels in February 2022,” PSD said.

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“At the national level, the COVID-19 situation has stabilized and border restrictions have been lifted since the end of March.”

But “significant downside risks remain ahead for Singapore,” PSD said in a press release.

The outlook for external demand this year has deteriorated, in part due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which “exacerbated global supply disruptions and hurt growth in many economies”, it said. he added.

“The pandemic has underscored the importance of a strong civil service and the government deeply appreciates the hard work and perseverance of all civil servants who have contributed to the fight against COVID-19 and Singapore’s economic recovery,” he said. declared PSD.

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“In deciding on year-end annual variable component payments, the government will continue to closely monitor the economic situation and will take into consideration the guidelines of the National Wages Board, which will be issued later this year.”

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