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Old 29-03-2023, 09:50 PM
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they have a tendency to offer lower than your current salary especially if you’re switching mid career from private sector because normally private sector pay jumps higher and faster. i would say to mentally prepare yourself for that and hope it all works out in your favour!
The offered pay is calculated using a formula which includes factors such as relevant years of experience, qualifications etc, to ensure parity across those in the agency. Unlikely private, there is less autonomy for the HR to deviate from the numbers the formula yields.

Exceptions, i.e. to increase the pay just a few hundred dollars requires approval from senior management, i.e. either the PS or CE. So if you are gonna push hard for a better offer, you best hope they really like you.
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