Productivity and Research Unit
To facilitate informed decision making on remuneration matters in the Public Service.
The Unit will be responsible for the following activities:
(i) Search/collect and analyze views from members of the public related to Public Service remuneration and provide advise accordingly;
(ii) Prepare reports arising from the studies/surveys /research carried out and provide appropriate recommendations and modalities of implementing such recommendations;
(iii) Carry out pay trend surveys and provide advice to the Standing Committees;
(iv) Carry out research/surveys on the needs of public servants and their families; general level of wages in the country; cost of living and changes therein; social security benefits; relative living standards of other social groups;
(v) Study pay trends in remuneration pertaining to the private sector with a view to recommending ways of bridging the gap between the private sector and the public sector;
(vi) Carryout studies on improving production and productivity in the public service to facilitate competitiveness in the labour market and provide recommendations to the Government;
(vii) Develop and implement methodologies for productivity measurement, management and improvement in the public service;
(viii) Provide technical advice and assistance for devising productivity related payment schemes;
(ix) Liase with all institutions responsible for productivity within the country in determining public service productivity;
(x) Assist in creating a conducive environment in maximizing the use of productivity gains in collective bargaining exercises; and
(xi) Undertake studies on factors affecting attraction and retention of staff in the public sector.
The Unit will be led by an Assistant Secretary.