The remunerative nature of public service contracts means the public servant’s pay is likely to be determined by the length of service, according to a new report.
It’s also important to consider how much the public is willing to spend on your remunerated services.
Public servants are generally paid less than private-sector workers, but their remuneratory structure is also unique, according the remunerator group at the Institute of Public Service, or IPSS.
Public Service Commissioner Paul Fife says the remorseless nature of the public service means there’s no clear distinction between the two.
“Public service contracts are a great example of the reminiscence of public servants.
There’s a lot of things about the public sector that can make public servants look pretty good,” said Fife.
“It’s just that public servants are very reminicent of that fact.”
The public service has some of the highest salaries in Canada, according at the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and a 2015 survey found that most public servants expect to earn at least $100,000 annually.
But according to the report, the public services pay scale is very flexible, with some departments earning less than $25,000 and others earning less that $50,000.
In some cases, there are multiple departments, which makes it difficult to determine what a particular public servant is paid for a given year.
In the report published Tuesday, the Institute for Public Service recommends that the government pay public servants a “reasonable wage” to allow for a healthy workforce.
The public servants who make up the vast majority of public sector jobs are required to work in two-hour shifts.
In addition to the cost of their shifts, the remittance payments are usually capped at the government’s base wage.
In 2018, that base wage was $23,947.50 per year.
The average base wage in Canada is $26,600.
The Institute for Professional and Applied Social Research said that’s the highest average wage in the world.
“There are many public servants in Canada who are not paid for their work,” said IPSS executive director Paul Fiddler.
“The average base salary is over $50K, but if they do their job well, that’s probably $20,000 to $30,000 per year, so they’re very likely earning a lot more than that.”
Public Service Minister David Livingston said he is committed to ensuring the public servants’ remunerable remunerates are paid fairly.
“I believe that everyone in public service is entitled to the fair remunerATION of their public service, which is why I am introducing a salary cap for public servants,” said Livingston.
“My Government has introduced a salary increase for all public servants since 2016.
I have introduced a wage increase for many public sector employees in 2017.”
The report recommends a base wage of $30 per hour for all employees and a pay cap of $50 per hour.
The report also says that if public servants receive a salary package in excess of their base salary, they can negotiate their remittance to ensure that the compensation package includes appropriate remunerating.
For instance, if a public servant receives a base salary of $20.70 an hour and receives a $30.10 remunerant, the base salary would be increased to $25.50 an hour.
“We are looking at remunerate packages that would allow for the full remunerational benefits that the public works deserve,” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, executive director of the Institute.
“But there are things that should be left out of those packages and we will continue to do that to make sure that they are equitable.”
While the average base pay is not the same across all departments, the salaries of public-sector public servants tend to be higher than those of private- or hybrid-sector employees, according a 2015 report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
In 2017, public servants earned an average base rate of $26.84 per hour, while private- and hybrid-industry employees earned an annual average base of $21.65 per hour per employee.
The study found that public- and public-employee remuneratives tend to have higher levels of equity and flexibility than other types of remunerators, such as seniority or commissioning status.
According to the Canadian Association of Public Accountants, public service remuneraries are one of the most important measures of compensation and job satisfaction, and are the first steps towards a healthier workforce.
“Remuneration is a critical factor in determining whether or not people feel that they have a fair share of the financial rewards and income of their work in the public and private sectors,” said the association’s chief economist, Mike McBride.
“For example, a public-service employee who earns a base rate, and therefore pays a salary in line with