Our Mandate

IMG_1579bThe Fair Wages and Salaries Commission is mandated to:

Ensure fair, transparent and systematic implementation of the Government of Ghana  Public Service Pay Policy.

  1. Develop and advise Government on, and to ensure that decisions are implemented on matters related to:
    • Salaries, wages, grading, classification
    • Job analysis and job evaluation,
    • Performance management and indicators,
    • Allowances and benefits in the public service with the ultimate objective consolidation of the allowances and benefits; and
  2. Undertake negotiations where compensation is financed from public funds.


We exist to ensure that best practices in job grading, evaluation, performance management and research are employed in pay administration to ensure that pay in the Public services is linked to productivity and that high-caliber employees are attracted to and retained within the public service.

We shall achieve this by working through our highly–motivated, dedicated and innovative staff, adopting appropriate technological solutions, and also by collaborating effectively with our stakeholders through constructive dialogue and negotiations that promote and maintain industrial harmony.



To become a world class reference center in Pay Administration, promoting Fairness, Equity and Transparency in Public Services Compensation and Benefits


Our Values

There is no class distinction and no matter what your role is at Fair Wages and Salaries Commission, we are committed to upholding our values. Fair Wages and Salaries Commission employees exude a deep commitment to the values, which provides a lasting impression to our clients and stakeholders. Our values are:


  • We respect all staff and stakeholders
  • Rules and regulations are clearly spelt out and applied uniformly
  • Equal treatment for staff and all stakeholders


  • We are open in all our activities
  • Unbiased decision making
  • There is no arbitrariness in our decision making.


  • We value teams and each one’s role and contribution
  • We work together to achieve a common goal.
  • We encourage participation through collaboration, support and communication


  • Engaging superiors, colleagues and subordinates to reach consensus on all issues.
  • Negotiations and discussions with Unions, Associations and Politicians are frank, open and transparent.
  • Frequently engaged with the Media, Civil Society and Development Partners.


  • Decisions made are based on merit.
  • We are not influenced by interested parties; we are firm and stick to decisions made.
  • Objectivity and honesty remain present in our daily dealings with each other


  • We will remain relevant by the quality of our service delivery.
  • We are competent and know our work.
  • We attach seriousness to our work and behave ethically.

Mapping and Migration

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

Rules on Negotiations Procedure

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