Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Salaries and Remuneration Commission

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The Salaries and Remunerations Commission is one of the original ten independent commissions (now more), that are mentioned in the constitution.

Role of the Salaries and Remunerations Commission

It shall:

  • set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State officers; and
  • advise the national and county governments on the remuneration and benefits of all public officers.

Art 230 of the Constitution also affirms the principles of the SRC’s work:
“(5) In performing its functions, the Commission shall take the following principles into account—
(a) the need to ensure that the total public compensation bill is fiscally sustainable;
(b) the need to ensure that the public services are able to attract and retain the skills required to execute their functions;
(c) the need to recognise productivity and performance; and
(d) transparency and fairness.”

Other legal rules about the commission are laid down in  Art. 230. of the Constitution

Like all the ten independent commissions and two independent offices (the Controller of Budget and the Auditor General) named in Chapter 15 of the Constitution may act independently and on its own initiative under the law according to Art. 252 of the Constitution. It is a body corporate which can sue and be sued – Constitution Art. 253. It may submit reports as the commission wishes or on requirement by the National Assembly, the Senate or the President (Art. 254 (1 and 2). “as soon as practicable after each financial year.” These reports shall be published and publicized. (Art 254 (3)).

You can request to get its official reports as a citizen or a journalist.