Conversion difference is applied only when the sum of an employee’s basic salary and category one allowances (on current salary) is higher than what he/she would enjoy on his/her salary point on the Single Spine Salary Structure. The excess of this over the salary on the SSSS termed as the Conversion Difference. The Conversion Difference is paid to the affected employee would not be worse off when migrated onto the Single Spine Salary Structure.
3.1. How conversion difference would be phased out.
The conversion difference amount would reduce as the Base Pay is increased. The Conversion Difference would no longer be paid when the employee’s pay is equal to or higher than the consolidated salary at conversion.
3.2. Incremental increases for employees with conversion difference.
Employees enjoying the Conversion Difference would receive marginal increases in their salaries as the Base Pay and Pay – Point Relativity change. As at October 2011, 47 institutions have been migrated onto the SSSS, constituting 79% of public service workers.