Federal Government has embarked on job evaluation and grading in the civil service with a view to balance reward system in the sector.
According to a statement by the Head, Public Affairs Division of National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Emmanuel Njoku, said that the commission on whose shoulders the project lies, will start with the health sector.
Nta made this known during the briefing of contact officers drawn from health sector agencies.
“This is to get their buy-in into the exercise before the commencement of the comprehensive job evaluation in the Nigerian Public Health Sector.
According to the chairman, the exercise would address the ever-increasing challenges posed in the remuneration administration system in the public sector emphasising that a logical and equitable wage structure is a natural outcome of job evaluation.
He noted that job evaluation became necessary as jobs in the public service especially in the health sector have changed in nature, content and utility relative to their state in 1974 when the last job evaluation and grading was done.
“Job evaluation eliminates salary inequalities by placing jobs that have similar requirements in the same salary range, as such helping in solving wage-related grievances quickly.”
He added that the commission had proposed to embark on a comprehensive evaluation and grading of jobs in the Federal Public Service in its five-year strategic plan, but due to financial constraints, the commission had not been able to embark on the project.