SRC rolls out Job Evaluation Exercise for the KFS Staff

By Charles Ngunjiri 


The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is undertaking a Job Evaluation exercise in a bid to harmonize pay for all public servants in Kenya. The exercise that seeks to determine the true value of public service jobs is now in its completion stages at the Kenya Forest Service. 

The JE exercise was launched in 2015 by His Excellency the President, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, as part of his Government's efforts to manage the public wage bill, improve performance and productivity of the public service, and guarantee economic growth.

At the national level, Job Evaluation will ensure the fiscal wage bill becomes manageable and therefore sustainable. It will also ensure productivity and performance are enhanced, consequently enabling Kenya to get closer to achieving its Vision 2030 aspirations of a middle level economy.

According to the SRC, the job evaluation exercise provides a rational basis for equitable remuneration and determines the relative complexities of different jobs. It also assists in establishing a rational job structure for organizations and enables consistent decision-making regarding grading and rates of pay.

The Kenya Forest Service has been categorized among the disciplined forces for the purpose of accomplishing the job evaluation exercise. The Service is now working closely with the CSR to accomplish the undertaking. Already, job analysts who will support the process of undertaking job analysis and descriptions for the jobs in Kenya Forest Service have been trained. At the same time, a select representative of all cadres of staff in the Service have also been trained and will assist in completing the job descriptions questionnaires for the various cadres.

The process that is now near completion has seen representatives of various cadres of staff as well as senior management staff trained in various venues including at the Kenya Forestry College and the Kenya Forest Service headquarters to increase understanding of the entire exercise.


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