Most recent salary change date
- Updated: 17 December 2020
Date of fixed salary changes in accordance with central agreements, local agreements or personal salary changes.
Brief information concerning most recent salary change date
State the dates of salary changes which are fixed, regardless of whether they follow from central agreements, local agreements or personal changes in salary. Automatic promotion based on seniority and agreed changes in seniority are also considered a salary change.
With effect from 1 January, Lucas switches from a 50 percent to a 100 percent FTE position as a teacher at School A. He is on the same pay grade as before and the monthly salary rate is therefore the same. The school should not change the date of the most recent salary change.
Central wage negotiations are concluded at the end of May and the outcome is a general pay rise of 2.5 percent, which will take effect from 1 May of the same year. Kari's salary rate will therefore change with effect from 1 May, while the first payment of the revised salary will for various reasons not take place until August (with back payment backdated to 1 May). State 1 May as the date of the most recent salary change in the a-melding for August.
You should not change the date of the most recent salary change when:
- the employee’s FTE percentage or working hours change without any impact on the salary rate (the salary rate can be an hourly rate, monthly rate or similar)
- the employee changes occupation without any impact on the salary rate
- the central wage settlement does not result in any salary changes (zero settlement) for the employee
Is it mandatory
Yes, you must state the date for all ordinary and maritime employment.
It is voluntary for freelancers, contractors and fee recipients.
You should not specify the most recent salary change date for pensions or other non-employment benefits.
When you must submit reports
State the salary change date as equal to the start date the first time you report the employment and repeat it every month up to and including the month in which you terminate the employment.
If an employee’s salary changes, state the most recent salary change date in the month in which the salary change takes effect.
If you have forgotten to specify the salary change date or have specified the wrong salary change date but have not received an error message concerning this in the feedback (A 03), you can correct the error in the next a-melding. You do not need to correct previously submitted a-meldings.
If you use a payroll system, please contact your system supplier if you are unsure how to correct reporting in your system.
What do we use the information for
Statistics Norway (SSB) uses information on the date of the most recent salary change in order to distribute any back payments of salary over the period to which the back payment relates.
NAV uses the information to calculate benefits. This applies to sickness benefit, for example.
Information on the most recent salary change date is transferred to the Aa Register. NAV distributes information concerning employment from the Aa Register to private and public sector companies and organisations that are permitted to receive it. Examples of such organisations are the Norwegian Tax Administration and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.