The aim of the Single Spine Pay Policy is to attract, retain and motivate public service workers to enhance effectiveness in service delivery and improved productivity. The objectives of this policy are as follows:
- To promote equity in the administration of public ser-vice pay.
- To establish principles for matching wage increases to productivity.
- To improve the public ser-vices‟ capacity to compete with the private sector in attracting and retaining keystaff needed for improved service delivery as well as to drive change in the public services;
- To promote a high performance culture in the public services.
- To allow greater management control of the Public Services wage bill
- To promote industrial harmony.
RATIONALE FOR THE SSPP
To remove inequities and distortions in public service pay administration in order to achieve “equal pay for work of equal worth” as enshrined in Article 24(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, section 10 (b) of the labour Act, 2003 (Act 651)
INSTITUTIONS COVERED BY THE SSPP
The Single Spine Pay Policy covers all public service institutions under Article 190 of the 1992 Constitution; public corporations other than those set up as commercial ventures; public services established by the Constitution; and such other public services as Parliament may by law prescribe.
THE PUBLIC SERVICES INCLUDE (BUT NOT LIMITED) TO THE FOLLOWING:
- The Civil Service
- The Judicial Service
- The Audit Service
- The Education Service
- The Prisons Service
- The Parliamentary Service
- The Health Service
- The Statistical Service
- The National Fire Service
- The Ghana Revenue Authority:
- Customs Division
- Domestic Revenue Division
- Support Services Division;
- The Police Service
- The Immigration Service
- The Legal Service; and
- Such other public services as Parliament may by law prescribe.