Public Personnel Costs Climbed by 4.2%YOY to $1.22B during Jan-Feb 2020

Data released by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) revealed that personnel costs climbed by a yearly 4.2% to stand at $1.22B during Jan./Feb.2020. Personnel costs were mainly inflated as a result of the annual 10.9% and 83.8% upticks registered in “Salaries, wages and related benefits “ and “Transfers to public institutions”. On the counterpart, “End of service compensations” dropped by 52.4% year-on-year (YOY).

In detail, payments for the sub-account of “Salaries, wages, and related benefits” (grasping 60.74% of the total personnel costs) witnessed a yearly uptick in “Allowances for military personnel” which climbed from $120.7M to $219.6M during Jan-Feb 2020. Nevertheless, this increase was partly offset by the yearly drops of 23.8% and 3.12% in the salaries and wages paid to Educational and Military personnel, which totaled $91.5M and $329.7M, respectively.

In addition, payments for the sub-account of “Retirement salaries payments” (25.7% of total personnel costs) rose by 9.8%YOY to reach $312.4M in Jan-Feb 2020. As for “End of service indemnities” (5.9% of the total), they retreated by a yearly 52.4% to $72.3M over the same period.

Overall, Personnel costs composed 63.3% of current primary expenditures in Jan.-Feb. 2020, down from 72.3% in the same period of 2019. In addition, Personnel costs grasped a 42.8% stake of the total expenditures in Jan-Feb 2020, compared to the larger share of 47.4% in the same period last year.

Breakdown of “Salaries, Wages & Related Benefits”:

in millions of USD Basic SalariesTotal
Military Personnel340330476563
Internal Security Forces848599162
General Security Forces27213127
State Security Forces7899
Education Personnel12092129108
Civilian Personnel 60597276
Government contribution to employees cooperative1320
Customs Salaries 0.000.001011
Total 520481700777


Source: MoF

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