Categorization of Allowances

As part of the Single Spine Pay Policy, allowances and benefit have been classified into four(4) categories as follows:

1 Category One Allowances
These are allowances related to normal duties and responsibilities of a job and also to the performance of duties, work environment, effort or qualifications for the job. Examples of these include; risk, duty, professional and responsibility. They relate to factors already included in the job evaluation process. Thus, no additional compensation will be paid for these job factors. These are consolidated into the base pay.

2 Category Two Allowances
These are allowances for special conditions and/or circumstances that arise from time to time, which requires some compensation. Examples include acting, additional duty allowance, temporary transfer allowance, height, tools, and overtime allowances, training allowance, teaching / instruction allowance, committee allowance, inducement allowance and hardship allowance. These shall be harmonized and standardized.

3 Category Three Allowances
Allowances that are staff welfare or job related that the employer considered would enhance the well-being of the employees and their family. Examples are: disability allowance, entertainment allowance, medical and funeral grant, night subsistence/out-of-station allowance, fuel and maintenance (car, motor cycle, and bicycle), warm clothing allowances, uniform allowance, overseas officers, protective clothing, book and research allowance. These shall also be harmonized and standardized

4 Category Four Allowances
These are allowances and benefits associated with top management positions. They include among others, the provision of free accommodation, free utilities and unlimited use of fuel. These allowances are to be monetized to make the personnel emolument components of the National Budget more transparent and manageable.


Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4
  1. Bilingua/ Journalist
  2. Cashier
  3. Duty
  4. General Risk
  5. Hazard
  6. Risk and Unpopular
  7. Professional
  8. Responsibility (that which is not additional to the job)
  9. Special
  10. Frontier
  11. Honorarium
  1. Acting
  2. Additional Duty/ Programme Duty
  3. Overtime
  4. Height
  5. Charge
  6. Permanent Transfer
  7. Temporary Transfer
  8. Committee Sitting
  9. Tools
  10. Training
  11. Teaching/Instruction
  12. Inducement/Cost of Living
  1. Disabled Transport
  2. Night Subsistence
  3. Day Trip
  4. Out of Station
  5. Fuel
  6. Leave
  7. Meal/Ration
  8. Medical
  9. Funeral Grant
  10. Car (km)
  11. Motor Cycle (km)
  12. Bicycle(km)
  13. Car (Maintenance)
  14. Motor Cycle (Maintenance)
  15. Bicycle (Maintenance)
  16. Travel & Luggage
  17. Oversees officer Programmer
  18. Warm Clothing
  19. Uniform/Clothing
  20. Protective Clothing
  21. Book
  1. Vehicle
  2. Fuel
  3. Housing
  4. Utilities (electricity, water, telephone
  5. Domestic
  6. Garden Boy
  7. Entertainment

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 :