The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced that it would soon finish the legislations needed to approve the payroll strategic alternative project. It also noted that the new system would result in immediate pay hikes to over 12,000 employees, and that the salaries would annually increase by 8-10 percent.
The new alternative system would save KD 15-19 billion over ten years, the CSC stressed. Furthermore, it noted that 30-40 percent of government employees would get 20-25 percent pay hikes, while 25-35 percent, who already are paid suitable salaries according to regulations, would get 5 percent increases. “The project will start this month and will be completed by the end of 2017 with a total cost of KD 350 million,” the CSC explained in a statement.