SAS's data warehouse will analyze the salaries of the public and private sectors and determine if civil
servants are paid market rates proportionate to their abilities and responsibilities.
SINGAPORE - SAS Institute will build a "salary data warehouse" for
the Public Service Division (PSD) in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of Singapore to generate salary data based
on market surveys and analysis.
SAS's SCANS II (Salary Comparison and Analysis Systems II) streamlines the collection of salary data from tertiary
institutions, professional boards and government agencies. It also enables users to generate salary statistical
reports from the data warehouse based on their own requirements.
PSD manages personnel and training policies in the Civil Service. One of its key responsibilities is to annually
review the Civil Service salary structure including benchmark salaries for ministers and top civil servants. Annual
salary reviews identify areas that need adjustment and revise salaries of services which are significantly out-of-line
with market rates.
"With this system, we are in control of the standards and quality of the reports generated as our users
now have the flexibility of setting their own parameters for their salary reports. This helps to enhance the user's
position in performing their analysis more efficiently as well as significantly reducing errors caused by miscommunication.
Productivity level is boasted, and the time saved is at least three days," claimed Lim Puay Sze, personnel executive, PMO.