Public Management Occasional Papers

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2074-3718 (online)
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This series contains papers prepared for the Public Management Committee of the OECD.  The papers cover such topics as public sector pay, information systems, policy coherence, marketable permits, contracting out, user charging, and transfer programmes.
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Public Service Pay Determination and Pay Systems in OECD Countries

Public Service Pay Determination and Pay Systems in OECD Countries

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OECD
01 July 1994
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92
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9789264062450 (PDF) ;9789264141599(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264062450-en

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This report maps the current state of public service pay determination and pay systems in OECD countries, and explores the different paths of reform that are being followed in different countries.
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Table of Contents

SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
PUBLIC SERVICE PAY DETERMINATION
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Diversity of systems and procedures
--Collective bargaining
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Independent pay commissions
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Employer pay fixing without prederennined rules
--Employer pay fixing according to set rules
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The influence of national industrial relations systems
TWO STRATEGIES FOR ADAPTATION OF PUBLIC SECTOR PAY SYSTEMS
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The maintenance of national salary systems
--Variation for local labour market conditions
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Updaring national pay scales
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Joint regulation and structural change
PUBLIC SERVlCE PAY AND JOB CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS
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"Implicit contracts" and public service pay systems
-Job classifications and pay scales
-Rules for pay progression
--Prevalence of length-of service increments the importance of length of service
--Pay as a "stipend"
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Absence of competition
MOVES AWAY FROM PAY FOR GRADE AND LENGTH OF SERVICE
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Performance-related pay and the search for greater efficiency
-Performance-related pay and motivation
-Performance-related pay and payment drift
-.Self-financing performance-related pay
CONCLUSIONS: THE REFORM OF PUBLIC SECTOR PAY
APPENDIX: SUMMARY OF PUBLIC SERVICE PAY SYSTEMS AND PAY DETERMINATION
PRACTICES IN OECD COUNTRIES
BIBLIOGRAPHY

 
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