Mapping is the process of placing individual jobholders in an institution on the Single Spine Grade Structure based on established guidelines. Subsequently, prior to mapping the jobholder onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), the jobholder is identified by his/her grade in the present salary structure, number of years on a grade, existing monthly salary and all category one allowances available to the jobholder.
Mapping and Migration of Institutions Onto the Single Spine Salary Structure
Migration is the movement of public service employees from a current salary structure onto the Single Spine Salary Structure. After the mapping and migration, FWSC submits the migration data to MOFEP for approval. After approval from MOFEP, the data is then forwarded to the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) to effect payment; thereafter payment6 based on the institution’s previous salary structure ceases. The FWSC monitors salary payment at CAGD which helps to clean the public service payroll of ghost names.
Conversion difference is applied only when the sum of an employee’s basic salary and category one allowances (on current salary) is higher than what he/she would enjoy on his/her salary point on the Single Spine Salary Structure. The excess of this over the salary on the SSSS termed as the Conversion Difference. The Conversion Difference is paid to the affected employee would not be worse off when migrated onto the Single Spine Salary Structure.
4.1 Market Premium
A market Premium is monetary incentive paid to attract and retain critical skills in short supply within the economy. The premium is to bring the salaries of skills in short supply to be close or equal to the actual market value of such skills. The rationale is to enable the Public Services complete favourably for such skill with the private sector in the labour market.