Advanced Search Advanced Search Close Panel All of these words This exact phrase Any of these words Without these words Search within: PSDWhole of Government Expand All Collapse All Top 5 Most Popular FAQs1. How are starting salaries determined in the Public Service? Your starting salary would be determined based on: - Your credentials (such as your work experience and skills) - The demands of the job (such as the type of work and scheme of service that you are appointed to) - The prevailing labour market condition 2. Does the Singapore Public Service employ non-Singaporeans? Yes, non-Singaporeans can apply and be considered for jobs in the Public Service. Generally, they are hired for non-sensitive positions that are operational in nature or where the skills required are in shortage. 3. How much and what components of Civil Service salaries are variable? The Singapore Civil Service has a flexible wage system that comprises fixed and variable components in an officer’s monthly and annual salaries. This allows the government to respond appropriately to economic and market conditions, and link pay to performance. The Annual Variable Component (AVC), Merit Increment (MI) and Performance Bonus (PB) are examples of variable salary components. 4. How do I check the status of my online applications (e.g. whether the applications have been submitted/rejected, etc)? You can check the status of your applications under "My Profile>>My Application Status". Please quote the reference number attached to your application if you wish to contact the agency’s HR or Careers@Gov administrator with further queries. 5. What is a Member of Parliament (MP)’s annual allowance? What are the components? What about Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs)/ Nominated MPs (NMPs)? MPs are paid an allowance for the time and expenses incurred in serving in that capacity. Our MPs serve dual roles – they have a community-based role, i.e. looking after the needs of their constituents and raising their concerns in Parliament, and also a legislative role in Parliament where they can influence decisions on Government budgets, and enact or amend legislation, including the Constitution.As MPs play a political role, their allowance should be pegged to that of the political appointment holders. But since MPs do not have an executive role, MPs are given only a monthly allowance, a 13th month bonus and AVC. Hence, an MP’s annual allowance is 17.5% of the MR4 benchmark, i.e. a drop of 3% from the 2010 allowance. The annual MP allowance is $192,500.Prior to 21 May 2011, only MPs elected before 1995 were eligible for pension. However, just like the political appointment holders, the pensions of these MPs have been frozen as at 20 May 2011. They will receive the frozen pension when they step down from their MP positions.NCMPs and NMPs have smaller roles than MPs. They do not have a community role as they do not have constituents. They also have a reduced legislative role in that they cannot vote on government budgets and changes to the Constitution. Hence the annual allowance of an NCMP / NMP is pegged to 15% of the MP’s annual allowance. An NCMP/NMP’s annual allowance is $28,900, which is a drop of about 4% from the 2010 allowance.MPs are on the Medisave-cum-Subsidised Outpatient (MSO) scheme. There are no other perks. If you are unable to find an answer to your query, please submit your Feedback to let us know how we can help you.