“I wish to thank the elected Government for their support in making these awards. The funding of the awards will be achieved through savings in our HR budget.”
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson
(CMR) Deputy Governor Franz Manderson announced Friday at a Head of Department meeting that all civil servants below grade D would be receiving a one-off honorarium payment in December. At this meeting, he also shared that vaccinated uniform frontline officers would be receiving an additional payment to demonstrate the gratitude of the civil service for their continued dedication to working on the frontline.
Last year the civil service did a similar move for frontline workers around July 2020 where they received a one-off payment of between $1,000- $1,500. At that time, frontline workers were once again awarded for the extra risk involved in their roles and the dedication they undertake. The exact amount is yet to be determined.
Anyone on grades A-D will not be eligible for this payment. That excludes heads of departments, senior members of the civil service including Chief Officers, MPs etc.
The funding will come from existing savings in the human resource budget and will be done “within budget”. A further review from next year's budget will consider the possibility of doing some increases on a more permanent basis once the country begins to reopen and revenue allows for it.
This coming Friday, DG Manderson will be having a Town Hall meeting with the wider civil service to update them on this and other pertinent matters.