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Article 230. Salaries and Remuneration Commission

(1) There is established the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

(2) The Salaries and Remuneration Commission consists of the following persons appointed by the President–

  • (a) a chairperson;
  • (b) one person each nominated by the following bodies from among persons who are not members or employees of those bodies–
    • (i) the Parliamentary Service Commission;
    • (ii) the Public Service Commission;
    • (iii) the Judicial Service Commission;
    • (iv) the Teachers Service Commission;
    • (v) the National Police Service Commission;
    • (vi) the Defence Council; and
    • (vii) the Senate, on behalf of the county governments;
  • (c) one person each nominated by–
    • (i) an umbrella body representing trade unions;
    • (ii) an umbrella body representing employers; and
    • (iii) a joint forum of professional bodies as provided by legislation;
  • (d) one person each nominated by–
    • (i) the Cabinet Secretary responsible for finance; and
    • (ii) the Attorney-General; and
  • (e) one person who has experience in the management of human resources in the public service, nominated by the Cabinet Secretary responsible for public service.

(3) The Commissioners under clause (1) (d) and (e) shall have no vote.

(4) The powers and functions of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission shall be to–

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

(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.