TSC Salary Overpayment Computation and causes
TSC salary overpayment shall be calculated on the basis of gross earnings less statutory deductions, where applicable, rather than net pay. It could happen in any of the following situations:
Overpayment shall be computed as basic salary for the number of days the teacher
is absent. There shall be no reductions with any statutory deduction.
The net overpayment shall be computed as the basic salary plus all teacher’s allowances less statutory deductions.
Exits from Service
A teacher may be overpaid if he or she remains on the payroll after the date of exit from service due to resignation, transfer of service, dismissal, or retirement.
Overpayments are calculated as basic salary plus allowances minus statutory deductions.
- If a teacher resigns while on probation, he or she must give seven (7) days’ notice or pay the equivalent of seven (7) days’ salary in lieu of notice.
- If an employee resigns after completing probation, one (1) months’ notice shall be given in writing or payment of one (1) month’s salary in lieu of notice
(b) Transfer of service
Any employee who is offered a position in the public sector must submit the following documents:
(i) An application in writing.
(ii) A copy of the appointment letter.
(iii) A clearance certificate
The Teachers Service Commission will issue the last pay certificate and a formal release letter upon receipt of the above requirements.
(I) A salary overpayment may occur if an employee remains on the payroll after mandatory retirement. It is calculated as basic salary plus allowances minus statutory deductions
(ii) Any employee who wishes to voluntarily retire from service shall be required to provide three months’ written notice or to pay one month’s salary in lieu of notice.
A salary overpayment may occur if a teacher remains on the payroll after death.
It and shall be computed from the next day after the date of death until the date of removal from payroll.
However, the house allowance for the month of death shall be paid in full.
(e) Economic Crimes and other serious offences
Any employee who is confined in lawful custody shall not be entitled to any payment
during that period.
However, after being charged with the offence in the court of law, s/he shall be suspended from work from the date they were charged and shall be entitled to half (½) basic salary, medical allowance and house allowance.
Any overpayment that occurs during this period shall be computed if an employee is on payroll on a full salary after the date of the charge.
(f) Professional Misconduct
This includes but is not restricted to the negligence of duty, insubordination, infamous
conduct and exam irregularities.
Once an employee has been interdicted for any of these offenses, s/he is entitled to half (½) basic salary plus house allowance until the determination of the case.
Any overpayment that occurs shall be computed if an employee is paid full pay during the period of interdiction.
(g) Other offences
These include but are not restricted to immoral behaviour, misappropriation or
mismanagement of funds, use of fake certificates, forgery, impersonation, collusion
and chronic absenteeism.
Any employee interdicted for these offenses shall not be entitled to any pay hence put on zero salaries.
Any overpayment that occurs if an employee remains on the payroll after the interdiction date shall be computed on full basic salary plus all allowances less statutory deductions.
TSC may grant different types of leave to its employees that include annual leave, sick leave, study leave, special leave, compassionate leave, maternity and paternity leave.
An overpayment may occur if an employee remains on the payroll after failing to report back for assignment of duties upon expiry of the specified leave.
This overpayment shall be computed as basic salary plus allowances less statutory deductions.
(a) Sick leave
In a case where an employee is on a prolonged sickness, the sick leave shall be
granted as follows:
(i) First three (3) months the employee to granted full pay,
(ii) Next three (3) months the employee to be granted ½ basic salary with full
(iii) After six (6) months the employee to be granted sick leave without pay
until resumption date.
An overpayment shall be computed where the above conditions are not adhered to.
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(b) Study leave without pay
A salary overpayment may occur if an employee remains on the payroll after proceeding on unpaid study leave.
Such an overpayment shall be computed on basic salary plus all allowances from the date the teacher stops teaching until the date of removal from the payroll.