20140224 PA’s staff costs increased 50 per cent, $74 million in 3 years

The PA’s ‘economy’ seems to be in a bubble with skyrocketing staff costs. From $149 million in 2009, it increased to $223 million in 2012. At this rate of increase, it could be half a billion dollars in a few years time. Although the PA is funded by taxpayers, there was no breakdown of the 50 per cent increase within such a short span of time.

PA FY 2010 AR (FY 2009 and FY 2010 figures, grant – pg 86, staff costs – pg 88)
PA FY 2012 AR (FY 2011 and 2012 figures, grant – pg 100, staff cost – pg 102 )

Relative to other costs, staff costs have increased disproportionately. The government had resisted helping elderly Singaporeans and had to implement a package to provide assistance. It doesn’t seem fair to provide additional millions to the PA which is basically doing the same job.

Hmm…what could be the reason?

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One Response to 20140224 PA’s staff costs increased 50 per cent, $74 million in 3 years

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