We will be reviewing the FCSC salary structure in Nigeria currently in this year 2023 as we progress through this article. We will also go over what the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) is all about, as well as a breakdown of how much the FCSC pays its Nigerian employees in salary each month. If you have ever wondered what the current FCSC salary scale is, this most recent list of Federal Civil Service Commission compensation structure will provide you with the most up-to-date information, ranging from the lowest level of staff to the FCSC director, according to their various grade levels.
FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (FCSC): AN OVERVIEW
The Civil Service of the Federation was established by Section 169 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), which stated: “There will be a Civil Service of the Federation”. In addition, section 171 (1) & (2) (a) established the appointment of the Federation’s Head of Civil Service, “The President has the authority to appoint people to hold or function in the posts covered by this section, as well as to remove people from those offices. This section pertains to the following positions: Head of the Civil Service of the Federation”.
Therefore, from the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the Civil Service of the Federation and the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) are legal entities with juristic personalities as administrative machineries for implementing government policies and programmes with diligence and commitment for advancing the welfare and well-being of the citizenry through the judicious use of human, material and financial resources and qualitative service delivery based on observance of the Rule of Law/Due Process.
The Federal Civil Service under the leadership of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation recognizes the service as the engine of governance with key contributory roles by the private sector as stakeholders in the development process.
In this context, the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) offers platforms to encourage public-private collaboration in the development of competencies and the exchange of professional ideas and expertise. Through the efforts of the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), the Public Service Institute, and the Federal Training Centres, it also pursues the capacity development of officers in order to harness the staff potentials for self-improvement and promotion of the common good. In order to achieve these goals, as outlined in the OHCSF’s Vision, Mission, and Mandate, the government has delegated oversight of several parastatals and administrative centres to the OHCSF.
In simple terms, The Federal Civil Service Commission of Nigeria (FCSC) is a Nigerian administrative agency with the power to appoint and transfer federal civil servants as well as exercise disciplinary control over them. No officer can be appointed to the Civil Service without the approval of the Federal Civil Service Commission if they have been convicted of a crime or if they have previously worked for the government and were fired or asked to resign or retire.
With the exception of the Chairman and Commissioners, all members of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) are civil employees directly under the supervision of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF). In August 2009, the former Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission, Ahmed Al-Gazali, and the Head of Civil Service, Stephen Osagiede Oronsaye, established a new tenure policy for permanent secretaries and directors, which provides for a four-year term renewable once and an eight-year term for directors.
FUNCTIONS OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (FCSC)
The following are the functions or duties of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) in Nigeria. They are:
- Representation of Civil Service Commission members at meetings of Ministries’ Senior Staff Committees
- Review and approval of recommendations for senior officials’ disciplinary cases
- Responsible for the recruitment of Senior Officers
- Ratification of promotion of offices to senior positions, including conducting promotion interviews and exams
- Hearings on appointment, promotion, and discipline appeals
- Providing appointment, promotion, and discipline guidelines
- In the event of Director or Permanent Secretary appointments, the Chairman of the FCSC may chair a panel that conducts interviews with candidates who have passed the written examination.
FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION (FCSC) SALARY STRUCTURE 2023
Currently in this 2023, the following are the various salary structures for workers under the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC):
FCSC SALARY FOR LEAST PAID STAFF (FIRST LEAVING SCHOOL CERTIFICATE)
On grade level 01, step 1, under the FCSC, the lowest-paid employee gets ₦30,000 per month. However, if you sum it all up over the course of a year, the worker will receive a total of ₦226,800.
FCSC SALARY FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVERS (SCHOOL CERT)
A secondary school graduate makes slightly more than the lowest paid worker in the FCSC. On the job, a Grade Level 04 step 1 school leaver will receive a salary of ₦242,994 per year.
FCSC SALARY FOR OFFICERS
An officer employed under the FCSC is assigned in two stages. After PAYE tax, an officer on Grade level 6 step 1 earns an average of ₦316,229 per year. He or she obtains an increament and an annual income of ₦487,259 after tax when he or she achieves step 15 on the same Grade Level 6.
FCSC SALARY FOR DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE HOLDER
As a diploma certificate holder, a person now on Grade Level 07 Step 01 in the FCSC earns ₦43,163 per month. This means that he or she will be paid a salary of ₦517,965 per year.
FCSC SALARY FOR OFFICERS COUNTERPARTS
The compensation structure for Officer’s counterparts under the FCSC is comparable to that of officers; they are assigned to Grade Level 09 Step 01 and receive ₦780,656 per year. When a colleague reaches Step 15, he receives an annual increase compensation of ₦1,152,698.
FCSC SALARY FOR FRESH GRADUATES
Graduates working for the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) are paid at Grade Level 08 Step 15, which is between Officers’ Grade Level 09 Step 01 and Officers’ Grade Level 09 Step 15. They are paid ₦81,000 per month and ₦978,630 annually.
FCSC SALARY FOR DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE
The director at the FCSC is one of the highest ranking officials in the Civil Service in Nigeria, and as such, he or she receives a high paid salary. The director at the FCSC is paid a monthly salary of ₦454,344, which sums up to an annual salary of ₦5,452,136.