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Staff Benefits for Public Service in Singapore

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The Singapore Public Services Commission (PSC) is the main entity with regards to public service. This government agency was established in 1951 and has since served as an independent and neutral institution that protects the integrity and impartiality in the Singaporean Civil Service. The PSC is responsible for employing, dismissing, promoting and transferring officers for the Civil Service throughout Singapore.

There are four sectors of the PSC, these are the following:

  1. Economic Development

  2. Security and External Relations

  3. Social Development

  4. Administration and Corporate Development

There are a number of benefits for joining and being part of the Public Service Commission in Singapore. The following is a brief outline of some of the benefits offered to employees in the Civil Service:

Flexible Hours: All employees are entitled to take advantage of the flexi-time arrangement offered by the PSC. This includes part-time employment schemes, extended public service hours as well as telecommuting.

Leave from Work: Staff is offered leave for various events and incidents. This incorporates the following circumstances: medical, vacation, accident, study, marriage, maternity/paternity, childcare, no-pay leave.

Medical Allowances: Employees receive 1% of their gross monthly salary into their Central Provident Fund Medisave Account per month, with a subsidiary amount of $350 paid year for their medical expenses.

Employee Support: The government ministries of Singapore ensure that they provide their staff with regular programs to show employee support, with events ranging from family activities to health and wellness days.

Housing Loans: DBS provides low interest rates to all staff employed by the government to buy residential property in Singapore.

Dental Benefits: Staff is entitled to receive a 50% reimbursement for their dental expenses – with the maximum amount being $70 per year. 

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