The current reality and projections of civil service salaries are set out in the Implementation Roadmap for the New Public Administration Remuneration Architecture (RINARAP), approved by decree by the President, João Loureço.
RINARAP aims to harmonize and reinforce standards and practices of public bodies in relation to salaries and benefits owed to public servants and administrative agents in return for the work performed, in order to ensure greater administrative efficiency.
According to presidential decree n.º 211/23 of 30 October, published in Diário da República, to which Lusa had access this Wednesday, remunerations in public administration went from 1.5 billion kwanzas, in 2017, to 2.3 billion kwanzas in 2022.
The remuneration architecture in Angola consists of three powers, namely the legislative, judiciary and executive and the original basic salaries also have three remuneration regimes.
A special regime for the National Assembly, Constitutional Court and the National Electoral Commission, a rule regime that integrates the executive power (including defense and security bodies) and the judiciary and an exclusion regime for public entities of a business nature configure the three remuneration schemes.
According to RINARAP, in public administration the remuneration process does not have external equity, as salaries are not competitive in relation to the cost of living, in relation to salaries in the private sector, in relation to other sovereign bodies and in relation to relation to the rest of the world.
Among the challenges in the process of materializing the new salary architecture, the authorities point out the need to "rescue internal equity" as basic salaries in public administration "are not uniform" in terms of the complexity and responsibility of each function.
There is a lack of internal equity, insofar as, the script notes, the higher technical career of bailiffs earns more than the other careers in the general and special regime, the technical career in nursing earns more than the technical careers of the general regime and statistics technique, the average technical career of primary school teacher and court officers earn more than the average technical careers of the general and special regime of telecommunications, social worker and others.
Parliamentary agents earn more than management and leadership positions and other similar careers and categories in other regimes, according to the decree signed by the President, João Lourenço.
The need to restore transparency and communication in the public service remuneration process is also highlighted, as there has been a "lack of transparency in relation to remuneration policies and criteria, especially in judicial bodies, bodies and specific services auxiliary to the President of the Republic, specific public services and additional remuneration".
RINARAP also proposes to size the staff in public administration, and consolidate the multiplicity and dispersion of standards aiming to promote good administration, probity, respect for public assets and the quality of public service, through the valorization of human capital.
The general coordination of RINARAP is the responsibility of the economic team of the Council of Ministers, and the decree also determines the creation of a technical group to implement the roadmap, which will be coordinated by the Secretary of State for Labor and Social Security.