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May 27, 2020

FinSec Memo: Increment Forgone Until Retirement

Earlier today, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight sent out a circular reiterating government’s position on the forgoing of increments for public officers.  In the bulletin which was issued to the Office of the Governor General, Chief Justice, the Auditor General, C.E.O.s and heads of department, the FinSec reminded that the increments will be forgone until retirement with the understanding that if and when the economic circumstances of government improves ignorantly at a future date, G.O.B. is committed to revisit its position.  The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service Union have been locking horns over the issue of increments and despite meeting with the Prime Minister and agreement is yet to be met.  In the circular, the FinSec also clarifies that the approval granted by Cabinet for the quantum for the Foregone Annual Salary Increment

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