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Cost of employment (COE) ranges and costing information for permanent staff in payclasses 1 - 12 (2017)

Remuneration appendix | PASS staff: PC 1 - 12 (2017 ranges) | PASS staff: PC 1 - 12 (2016 ranges) | Costing information | Cost to fundholder | Calculating acting allowance | Calculating overtime rates | Calculating standby payments

Remuneration appendix

See: Remuneration appendix 2017

Professional administrative and support staff: Payclass 1-12 (2017)

The figures below are based on full-time hours per day and will be pro-rated accordingly for part-time staff based on the number of hours worked per day.

Payclass
% increase
Minimum
Maximum
(standard package)
% increase
Minimum
Maximum
(standard package)
 
April 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
February 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
Payclass 1 7% 96 398 113 409 6% 95 498 112 349
Payclass 2 7.5% 107 893 126 934 6% 106 388 125 163
Payclass 3 7.5% 129 400 152 234 6% 127 594 150 110
Payclass 4 7% 146 557 172 420 6% 145 187 170 808
Payclass 5 7% 157 713 185 543 6% 156 239 183 809
 
May 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
February 2017 COE ranges
(backdated to 1 January 2017)
Payclass 6 6.6% 181 368 213 374 6% 180 347 212 173
Payclass 7 6.8% 253 528 298 268 6% 251 629 296 034
Payclass 8 6.6% 282 154 331 945 6% 280 566 330 077
Payclass 9 6.6% 332 401 391 060 6% 330 530 388 859
Payclass 10 6.6% 420 032 494 154 6% 417 668 491 373
Payclass 11 6.6% 515 423 606 379 6% 512 522 602 966
Payclass 12 6.6% 698 673 821 968 6% 694 741 817 342

Staff may qualify for performance bonuses of up to 15% of Cost of Employment for exceptional performance.

Professional administrative and support staff: Payclass 1-12 (2016)

Payclass
Minimum
Maximum
(standard package)
Payclass 1 90 092 105 990
Payclass 2 100 366 118 078
Payclass 3 120 372 141 613
Payclass 4 136 969 161 140
Payclass 5 147 395 173 405
Payclass 6 170 139 200 163
Payclass 7 237 386 279 277
Payclass 8 264 685 311 393
Payclass 9 311 821 366 848
Payclass 10 394 026 463 559
Payclass 11 483 511 568 836
Payclass 12 655 416 771 077

Staff may qualify for performance bonuses of up to 15% of Cost of Employment for exceptional performance.

Costing information for permanent staff in payclasses 1 - 12

For calculation purposes the following must be noted:

  1. Deemed pensionable amount (DPA) =
R0 to R150000 70%
R150001 to R250000 75%
R250001 to R400000 78%
R400001 + 80%

The percentage may vary between 50% and 100%. Staff may elect this percentage at the beginning of each year, but please note that staff will not be entitled to decrease the percentage amount in any year. If you do not wish to increase the DPA percentage, the percentages reflected above will apply.

  1. Benefit amount (BA) = 70% of COE.
  2. Unallocated amount (UA) = cash portion of COE left after allocations have been made for compulsory and optional benefits.

Cost to fundholder

Total cost to the fund holder will include costs over and above the COE received by the staff member. These are:

UIF 1%
Skills development levy 1%
Maternity replacement and retrenchment costs levy for T1, T2 and permanent soft-funded staff (paid from a research or non-GOB fund)
With effect from 1 January 2016 (previously 1%)
0.6%
(Note: Use COE to calculate these amounts but this will be slightly more than what is required)
  1. To calculate the acting allowance, take the staff member's payclass from the payclass of the post occupied in an acting capacity. Multiply this number by 5% of the staff member's COE. Divide by 12 to get the monthly amount, or divide the monthly rate by 21.67 to get the daily rate.
  2. To calculate overtime rates take the COE (annual) and multiply by 70% which = BA. Take the BA and divide by 12 and then by 21.67. This will give you the daily rate. To get the hourly rate divide by 7.5.
  3. To calculate standby payments for staff on COE take the COE (annual) and multiply by 70% which = BA. Take the BA and divide by 12 and then divide by 21.67. This will give you the daily rate. To get the hourly rate divide by 7.5 and multiply by 20%.

Please note that the formulae in points 1 and 2 above are included to assist fundholders with their budgets. There is no need to calculate the amount when completing the HR forms; simply include the number of hours and the system will calculate the amounts due.

Page last updated: 10 April 2017