States to monitor high-earning civil servant pay

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New rules are being proposed to manage the pay of civil servants in Jersey who make more than £100,000 a year.

Job postings will come under greater scrutiny by the group that deals with States employment.

In March the States of Jersey decided that top civil servants' pay should be more transparent.

Now, the States Employment Board has put forward its proposals that would mean it gets the final say on salary bands and daily rates.

Earlier in the year it emerged that the managing director of the Jersey General Hospital, Andrew McLaughlin, was earning £4,600 a week, on a two-year contract.

The States Employment Board said if these rules had been in place when he was appointed, that job would have come under a significantly greater level of scrutiny.

Jersey's Chief Minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur, said: "The aim is to show that we won't recruit for a post like that until we are satisfied it is being advertised in the right way and at the right salary.

"The second part is to make sure that people are kept informed at how much these posts are being paid so they can make sure the taxpayers are getting value for money."

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