His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, today issued Edict (80) of 2023, amending some provisions of the bylaw determining the wages, employment benefits, and eligibility conditions for employees subject to the Civil Service Law, issued by Edict (77) of 2013, based on a proposal by the Civil Service Bureau (CSB).
The edict stipulates the following:
The texts of clause (5) in Article (13) and Articles (49), (52), (53), and (56) shall be replaced with the following:
Article (13) clause (5):
An incentive allowance, a performance-related incentive bonus or a promotion shall not be combined during one year. The CSB shall determine other cases in which benefits shall not be combined.
Employees seconded to a higher level of employment, partial secondment or secondment to perform tasks of joint services shall receive a secondment allowance as a percentage of their basic salaries to be determined by the CSB.
The percentage shall be determined according to the type of secondment, the level of employment and that of the secondment.
The percentage shall not exceed 10% of the basic salary in all cases.
Employees are given the following incentives-
Outstanding performance incentive
Exceptional achievements incentive
Ideal employee incentive.
Employees may not receive more than two performance-related incentives in one year, nor one performance-related incentive and an incentive allowance.
Letter of appreciation
Outstanding performance incentives are awarded to one or more employees as a single amount ranging between BD 100 and BD 500. It shall not be awarded again until one year has elapsed since the previous one, as per the terms specified by the CSB.
An ideal employee incentive of BHD 3,000 shall be awarded to one employee in government entities in which the number of employees does not exceed 1,000. The same incentive shall be awarded to two employees in government entities in which the number of employees exceeds 1,000, following the approval of the CSB.
Article (55) of the bylaw determining the wages, employment benefits, and eligibility conditions for employees subject to the Civil Service Law issued by Edict (77) of 2013 shall be repealed.
The ministers, president of the CSB, and those concerned, each in their capacity, shall implement the provisions of this edict, which comes into effect upon its publication in the Official Gazette
Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA)