Public Officers Pay Adjustment Ordinance


Published: 2009-12-24

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Chapter: 606 PUBLIC OFFICERS PAY ADJUSTMENT ORDINANCE Gazette Number Version Date

Long title 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


An Ordinance to adjust the pay, and the amount of certain allowances, payable to certain civil servants and officers of
the Independent Commission Against Corruption and certain other public officers whose pay or allowance
amount is determinable, or (for pay) determinable and adjustable, in accordance with or by reference to a civil
service pay scale or the Independent Commission Against Corruption Pay Scale or adjustable in accordance with
or by reference to adjustments made to such a scale.


[24 December 2009]


(Originally 17 of 2009)

Part: 1 PRELIMINARY 17 of 2009 24/12/2009




Section: 1 Short title 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


This Ordinance may be cited as the Public Officers Pay Adjustment Ordinance.

Section: 2 Interpretation 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


(1) In this Ordinance—
“allowance” (津貼) means any remuneration, other than pay, payable to a public officer;
“ civil servant” (公務員 ) means a public officer employed by the Government on civil service terms of

appointment at a civil service rank;
“civil service pay scale” (公務員薪級表) means a pay scale specified in Part 1 of the Schedule between the points

on that scale specified in that Part (both points inclusive);
“Hospital Authority civil servant” (醫院管理局公務員) means a civil servant serving in the Hospital Authority

whose pay is determined in accordance with a point on a Hospital Authority pay scale;
“Hospital Authority pay scale” (醫院管理局薪級表) means a pay scale specified in Part 3 of the Schedule

between the points on that scale specified in that Part (both points inclusive);
“ICAC officer” (廉署人員) means a public officer who is an officer within the meaning of the Independent

Commission Against Corruption Ordinance (Cap 204);
“ICAC pay scale” (廉署人員薪級表) means the pay scale specified in Part 2 of the Schedule between the points

on that scale specified in that Part (both points inclusive);
“operative date” (實施日期) means the first day of the month immediately following the month during which this

Ordinance commences;
“pay” (薪酬) means any remuneration payable to a public officer as salary, wages, a consultancy fee or an

honorarium;
“pay scale” (薪級表) means a civil service pay scale, a Hospital Authority pay scale or the ICAC pay scale.

(2) If the rules (however expressed) by which adjustments may be made to the pay, or to the amount of an
allowance, payable to a public officer refer to civil service pay increases as the factor or one of the factors by which
the pay or the amount of the allowance is adjustable, then for the purposes of this Ordinance, the reference to civil
service pay increases must be taken for a public officer to whom section 8 applies to be a reference to adjustments
made to a civil service pay scale.

Section: 3 Pay point and pay adjustment rules 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


(1) If the adjustment of a point on a pay scale by this Ordinance results in a dollar value for that point of an
amount that is not a multiple of $5, the resulting dollar value must be rounded up to the nearest $5.



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(2) If the adjustment (with any required rounding up) of a point on a pay scale by this Ordinance results in a
dollar value for that point of an amount that is less than $48700, the resulting dollar value must be increased to
$48700.

(3) If the adjustment of the pay payable to the Director of Audit under section 7 or to a public officer under
section 8 results in a dollar value that is not a multiple of $5, the resulting dollar value must be rounded up to the
nearest $5.

Section: 4 Non-application to judicial officers 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


This Ordinance does not apply to the pay or allowances payable to—
(a) a person holding a judicial office specified in Schedule 1 to the Judicial Officers Recommendation

Commission Ordinance (Cap 92); or
(b) any other judicial officer appointed by the Chief Executive or by the Chief Justice.


Part: 2 ADJUSTMENT OF PAY 17 of 2009 24/12/2009




Section: 5 Civil servants 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


(1) On the operative date each civil service pay scale is adjusted by reducing the dollar value of each point on
the scale by 5.38%.

(2) The pay payable to a civil servant in accordance with a civil service pay scale as adjusted under subsection
(1) is payable with effect from the beginning of the operative date.

(3) On the operative date each Hospital Authority pay scale is, in its application to a Hospital Authority civil
servant and not otherwise, adjusted by reducing the dollar value of each point on the scale by 5.38%.

(4) The pay payable to a Hospital Authority civil servant in accordance with a Hospital Authority pay scale as
adjusted in its application to him or her under subsection (3) is payable with effect from the beginning of the operative
date.

Section: 6 ICAC officers paid in accordance with ICAC pay scale 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


(1) On the operative date the ICAC pay scale is adjusted by reducing the dollar value of each point on the scale
by 5.38%.

(2) The pay payable to an ICAC officer in accordance with the ICAC pay scale as adjusted under subsection (1)
is payable with effect from the beginning of the operative date.

Section: 7 Director of Audit 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


(1) On the operative date the pay payable to the Director of Audit is adjusted by reducing it by 5.38% and the
pay as so adjusted is payable with effect from the beginning of that date.

(2) This section has effect despite anything to the contrary in section 4A of the Audit Ordinance (Cap 122) or
in any order made under that section.

Section: 8 Other public officers 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


(1) This section applies to a public officer to whom a monthly pay of more than $48400 is payable immediately
before the operative date and who is not a civil servant, an ICAC officer covered by section 6(2) or the Director of
Audit.

(2) If the pay payable to the public officer is determinable in accordance with or by reference to, directly or
indirectly, a point on a civil service pay scale or on the ICAC pay scale, then from the beginning of the operative date,
the pay is to be determined in accordance with or by reference to the dollar value of that point as reduced by section
5(1) or 6(1), as the case requires.

(3) If the pay payable to the public officer is adjustable in accordance with or by reference to, directly or
indirectly, adjustments made to a civil service pay scale or the ICAC pay scale, then to the extent that it is so



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adjustable, on the day of the first adjustment to the pay that is to be made on or after the operative date, the pay is to
be adjusted in accordance with or by reference to the rate of adjustments made to that scale by section 5(1) or 6(1), as
the case requires, and the pay as so adjusted is payable with effect from the beginning of that day.

(4) If the pay payable to the public officer is determinable and adjustable in accordance with or by reference to,
directly or indirectly, a point on a civil service pay scale or on the ICAC pay scale, then from the beginning of the
operative date, the pay is to be determined and adjusted in accordance with or by reference to the dollar value of that
point as reduced by section 5(1) or 6(1), as the case requires.

Part: 3 ADJUSTMENT OF ALLOWANCES 17 of 2009 24/12/2009




Section: 9 Allowances determinable in accordance with or by
reference to pay point or points

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If the amount of an allowance payable to a public officer is determinable in accordance with or by reference to,
directly or indirectly, a point, or more than one point, on a civil service pay scale or on the ICAC pay scale, then from
the beginning of the operative date and in so far as the allowance is payable for or attributable to any period beginning
on or after that date, the amount is to be determined in accordance with or by reference to the dollar value of that
point, or those points, as reduced by section 5(1) or 6(1), as the case requires, with the result rounded up to the next
dollar.

Section: 10 Allowances adjustable in accordance with or by reference

to pay scale adjustments
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(1) If the amount of an allowance payable to a public officer is adjustable in accordance with or by reference to,
directly or indirectly, adjustments made to a civil service pay scale or the ICAC pay scale, then to the extent that it is
so adjustable, on the day of the first adjustment to the amount of the allowance that is to be made on or after the
operative date, the amount is to be adjusted in accordance with or by reference to the rate of adjustments made to that
scale by section 5(1) or 6(1), as the case requires, with the result rounded up to the next dollar.

(2) The adjusted allowance is payable with effect from the beginning of the day on which the adjustment is
made in so far as it is payable for or attributable to any period beginning on or after that day.

Part: 4 GENERAL PROVISIONS AND REPEALS 17 of 2009 24/12/2009




Section: 11 Future adjustments 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


This Ordinance does not prohibit or affect any other adjustment being made to the pay, or to the amount of any
allowance, payable to a public officer on or after the operative date or with effect from the operative date or any later
date including, for the Director of Audit, by an order made under section 4A of the Audit Ordinance (Cap 122).

Section: 12 Express authority for adjustments 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


The contract of employment of any public officer is varied so as to expressly authorize the adjustments made by
this Ordinance to the pay, or to the amount of any allowance, payable to the public officer.

Section: 13 (Omitted as spent) 25/12/2009




Schedule: Schedule 17 of 2009 24/12/2009


[section 2]


PAY SCALES



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PART 1


CIVIL SERVICE PAY SCALES


1. Master Pay Scale—point 34 (33A) to point 49

2. Police Pay Scale—point 36 to point 59

3. General Disciplined Services (Commander) Pay Scale—point 1 to point 4

4. General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale—point 20 to point 39

5. Directorate Pay Scale—point D1 to point D8

6. Directorate (Legal) Pay Scale—point DL1 to point DL6


PART 2


ICAC PAY SCALE


Independent Commission Against Corruption Pay Scale—point 28 to point 48


PART 3


HOSPITAL AUTHORITY PAY SCALES


1. Hospital Authority General Pay Scale—point 34 to point 56

2. Hospital Authority Management Pay Scale—point 9 to point 46

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