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What is Consolidation?
Consolidation is the aggregation of basic salary and allowances as a single pay
What is the difference between Salaries and Wages
Salary is a fixed and regular pay for services rendered e.g. permanent and pensionable workers. While wage is not fixed e.g. casual workers or labourers.
What is non-wage income?
Non-wage income is return on your investment e.g. rent on property, dividend etc.
When does Government increase salary?
Whenever Government deems it necessary to increase or through collective bargaining between Government and Union.
Why are Federal and State/Local government workers not earning the same salary throughout the country?
The Federal and State/Local governments are different employers of labour and in line with the 1999 constitution, no one can dictate to the other.
What is the essence of job grading?
It is to enable the Commission place people on the right cadre
What is Productivity?
Productivity is the relationship between the output generated by a production or service system and the input provided to create the output. Productivity is the will to improve on the present situation no matter how good it may look.
Why is Productivity measured in the Public Service?
Productivity measurement in the Public Service is a function of the results and time taken to accomplish them. It is basically the organisation’s final output compared with its input and the impact made by the organisation’s programme.