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Public sector salary system act

Country of implementation
Slovenia
General short description of the innovation
The act regulates the wages in public sector within a unique framework; by lowering the ammounts for each pay-class some general fiscal gain for the national budget, though with retrenchments in earnings for public sector employees.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • general fiscal
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2002, amended every year from 2003 to 2013
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary and structural
  • Budgets: re-evaluated every year in budgetary planning
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: employed in public sector
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
regulating the wages in public sector within a unique framework. Intended to secure the comparability and relationships between various sub-sectors; by each year amendments there is an aim to reduce the wage-mass by lowering the ammounts for each pay-class from 2009. Some general fiscal gain for the national budget, though with retrenchments in earnings for public sector employees. An important permanent feature is the prohibition of employment in public sector.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
wage-scale adjustments
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
comparability across the jobs in public sectors
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (hierarchization)
Type of innovation
  • new form of policy implementation/delivery
New outputs
  • benefit level (retranchment in public sector)
  • regulations of the labour market (prohibitions of employment)
  • wages (adjustments in wages)
Intended target group
employed in public sector
Working age population
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (hierachization of education in assigning the wage class)
  • employment situation (typical work)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (adjustments in low, medium and high income level)
Employers-private institutional actors
none
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (public and state sector)
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • municipal government (cofounders of primary school network)
Intended output
  • benefit level (rewarding system with respect to education achieved)
  • regulation of the labour market (rewarding system with respect to education achieved)
  • wages (adjusting the salaries upon the state of the national budget)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
employment rate in public sector unintentionally increasingdecreasedincrease in precarization, increased outsourcing
Intended and unintended outcomes
the whole public and state sector
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
As an outcome of bargaining for social peace the budget for public sector wages was innitially unsustainably high. Since the wage classes are indexed the entire wage mass is decreased every year.
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