Civil servants to get 0.1 month year-end bonus, lump sum payment

Civil servants in the lower pay grades will receive a higher amount, while senior civil servants in “superscale grades” will get a one-off payment of $400 in place of the year-end Annual Variable Component (AVC). (PHOTO: Reuters)

SINGAPORE — Most civil servants will receive a 0.1 month year-end bonus along with an additional one-off lump sum payment of $250 to $1,500 later this month, said the Public Service Division (PSD) in a news release on Monday (2 December).

Civil servants in the lower pay grades will receive a higher amount, while senior civil servants in “superscale grades” will get a one-off payment of $400 in place of the year-end Annual Variable Component (AVC). Around 2,200 civil servants in Grades III to V of the Operations Support Scheme will receive the highest lump sum amount of $1,500.

“This approach was agreed upon in close consultation with the public sector unions to give the strongest support to civil servants in the junior grades, in view of the uncertain economic climate,” said the PSD.

Last year, civil servants received a year-end AVC of one month, with lower-wage civil servants receiving a minimum AVC of $1,800.

In July this year, civil servants received an AVC of 0.45 month, down from the 0.5 month AVC with an additional $300 lump-sum payment that was offered the year before.

The PSD also noted that the Ministry of Trade and Industry had forecast Singapore’s economy to grow by 0.5 per cent to 1 per cent this year, with fourth-quarter growth expected to “remain modest”.

On top of the year-end AVC and lump sum payments, all civil servants will also receive their Non-Pensionable Annual Allowance – or 13th-month bonus – of one month.

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