What are the Major Differences Between the Single Spine Salary Structure and the Ghana Universal Salary Structure (GUSS)?

  • The GUSS was a 22-level salary structure while the SSSS is a 25-level structure;
  • The SSSS is a unified salary structure for all public service workers; specified under Article 190 of the 1992 Constitution. No public service institution is allowed to opt out of the Single Spine Pay Policy. But the GUSS covered a few public service institutions including the Ghana Education Service (GES), Ghana Health Service (GHS), Judicial Service, and Civil service;
  • The SSSS has a common base pay and common relativity across all the levels but the GUSS had variable base pay and relativities across levels.



Mapping and Migration

Mapping is the process of placing individual jobholders in an institution on the Single Spine Grade Structure based on established guidelines

Notes on the Single Spine

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and labour unions, associations, institutions :