Public Sector Compensation Review

Government has made the effective management of public sector compensation a central focus of its efforts to control costs and balance the provincial budget.

Public sector employers should be aware of compensation trends and models in the province. Arising from the BC Public Sector Compensation Review (PDF), released in October 2014, which provided analyses and recommendations for excluded compensation across the public sector, the Province implemented a common approach to compensation decision-making to ensure consistency and sustainable compensation levels across the entire public sector.

One of the guiding principles of the common public sector philosophy is a performance-based culture where compensation decisions are based on merit rather than the entitlement to an increase based on time served in the position.

A common philosophy will provide a standardized foundation for compensation decisions across broader public sector organizations.

The Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC Secretariat) coordinates the excluded compensation policies and practices with employers’ associations, individual employers and the ministries responsible for these employers in the provincial public sector, with the exception of local and municipal governments.