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Singapore civil servants to receive annual S$500 benefit for personal development and well-being

From October, eligible civil servants in Singapore will receive a S$500 annual FlexiGrow benefit for personal development and well-being. Announced by Minister Chan Chun Sing, enhancements to medical and dental benefits will also take effect from January 2025 to support officers’ health needs.

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Starting October this year, eligible civil servants in Singapore will receive an annual benefit of S$500 to support their health, growth, and well-being.

The new benefit, named FlexiGrow, was announced by Minister-in-charge of the Public Service Chan Chun Sing during the opening of Public Service Week at ITE College Central on Wednesday (10 July).

Public officers can use the FlexiGrow benefit flexibly according to their individual needs, such as enrolling in courses for personal development or participating in fitness programs, according to the Public Service Division (PSD).

In addition to the introduction of FlexiGrow, medical and dental benefits for all civil servants will be enhanced from 1 January 2025. Currently, civil servants can claim up to S$500 annually in medical subsidies, with a cap of S$20 per visit for outpatient expenses at private clinics. Under the new benefits, this cap will be increased to S$50 per visit, enabling officers eligible for HealthierSG to better adhere to their personalized health plans with their registered HealthierSG clinic.

Dental subsidies will also see an increase from the current S$120 to S$250 annually, encouraging civil servants to maintain their dental health through regular dentist visits. The enhanced medical and dental benefits will apply to re-employed officers and Statutory Board employees as well.

Minister Chan, who also serves as Education Minister, emphasized the importance of innovation and adaptability in his speech. “To continue to do well for Singapore and Singaporeans, we must stay ahead of the changes in our environment and continue to stay ahead by innovating,” he said. Acknowledging the challenges that come with constant change, he added, “We need to take care of ourselves; we need to take care of each other in this long journey ahead. And this is what our Public Service is committed to.”

In a Facebook post, Mr Chan elaborated on the significance of Public Service Week, stating, “Today, I joined 1,000 public officers at ITE College Central and many more online to open Public Service Week with a celebration of the work of the Public Service. This is also a time when public officers reaffirm their commitment to serve Singapore and Singaporeans.”

He continued, “We reminded ourselves to never lose our purpose and mission, which is to build a thriving Singapore that provides hope and opportunities for all Singaporeans through the times. It is critical that our public officers remain committed to our mission, uphold our core values, and have the gumption to explore new frontiers.”

Mr Chan also congratulated the Public Sector Transformation award winners for exemplifying these values through their work.

He highlighted the new measures introduced to support public officers, including the enhanced medical and dental subsidies, FlexiGrow benefits, and the extension of retirement and re-employment ages, stating, “These measures will help our officers take charge of their own growth and well-being as they continue to make a difference for Singapore and Singaporeans.”

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What an insult to all human beings, never mind civil servants, … to suggest that 500 bucks will be sufficient to provide for health, growth and well being needs !!!, … for a month, alright, perhaps a fortnight at the very least !!!

Especially in the most expensive city in the world with the second highest cost of living, … in the world too !!!

Coming from Ah Chan especially, … it’s an even bigger joke and being disingenuous at the highest level !!!

Singapore’ s civil service had all committed to uphold their secret code of conduct not to accept whatever form of gratitude from anyone.Now desperate Pappies have now show the way to give goodies to SG ‘s civil servants notwithstanding existing rules cast in stone.So sad to witness such usual things continue to happen to our once Sunny Singapore.

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Last edited 1 day ago by Blankslate

Guess how much increase the million salaried ministers will get after the election?

Civil servants, tasty chicken wings coming your way! Don’t spend it all, you have to leave some for at least a spring chicken for future repayment, just in case😄😄

Can use for Message in Geylang or Not!!!???

Very very similar to previous GEs.

Unmistakable.

There are increasing 3 fold 5 fold PAID ‘wu liao’s who sold their balls, brains to PAP when it’s so ez to interpret their THUMBS DOWNS her in GUTZY, announcing 100 per cent GE IS SOON soon soon..

This tell take sign is sooooo bloody amateurish to detect.

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Last edited 2 days ago by Blankslate

This is a delusional Minister. He really doesn’t understand that the civil service is rotting. Some cannot even understand or communicate with the Public. Any email to a government department needs 7days to be replied. Singaporeans living abroad are billed on medisave because they remain as directors in Singapore companies even if you repeatedly say you are paying for medical insurance in the resident country. During the refund of GST fees wrongly charged to companies, not registered under GST, civil servants could not understand that a Private Limited Company may not be GST registered. Civil servants need to havd knowledge… Read more »

The rest ineligible Sgrean .. dun need to grow I guess…

A bit like successive Malaysian governments which keep molly coddling the civil servants. Vote bank for the ruling party as in Malaysia?

Wheres the money perks given to civil servants to enjoy come from?

Why the PAP Politicise the Civil service?

SG already have one of the highest public service salary and benefits in the world.

These type of benefit should only be given to those earning say below $2500/month to offset rising cost, which is affecting the majority, not just civil servants

Last edited 2 days ago by Singapore Fooled Again n Again

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