15. Recruitment and Retention Benefits

15.1  The employer may agree to provide additional benefits, including special allowances, to employees in those services where recruitment and retention has or may become a serious problem.

15.2  The level and nature of any recruitment and retention benefits that may be provided shall be fair and transparent and have regard to similar recruitment and retention benefits provided by the employer in other services.

15.3  When providing a recruitment and retention benefit in a service for the first time, the employer shall review the salaries and benefits of existing employees in the same service with a view to ensuring fairness and consistency.