Karpowicz, Izabela.

Rightsizing Brazil's Public-Sector Wage Bill [electronic resource] / Izabela Karpowicz. - Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2018. - 1 online resource (24 p.) - IMF Working Papers . - IMF Working Papers; Working Paper ; No. 18/225 .

Brazil's public-sector wage bill is comparatively high. It grows inertially and competes with other spending. Rightsizing the wage bill could stimulate administrative efficiency and bring more equity into a system where public employees earn more than private in comparable professions. Most importantly, however, a reform is necessary to comply with the Federal government expenditure ceiling and the subnational fiscal responsibility rules. A reform should thus encompass all government levels, and all careers, and should aim to achieve a real decrease in salaries and lower employment. In the medium term, a review of the compensation structure should rationalize the multitude if wage grids, merge allowances into the base wage, and align public sector compensation to private wages in low-skilled professions.

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Compensation Packages
State And Local Government: Other Expenditure Categories
Wage Level And Structure

Western Hemisphere

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