Teachers employed with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will have a fat payslip end of this month.
The fat payslips will be as a result of annual leave allowance which teachers get paid each January at a rate based on their job groups.
Teachers are entitled to a number of leaves including a thirty days annual leave which can be applied during school holidays.
A teacher in the employment of the Commission is entitled to a maximum of thirty days annual leave with full pay in respect of each calendar year worked irrespective of the terms and conditions of service.Further annual leave shall only-
• (a) be taken during school holidays; and
• (b) not be accumulated to be carried forward from year to year.
• 110. An application for annual leave shall be made-
• (a) during school holidays; and(b) in the manner set out in Form N under the Twenty Seventh Schedule ;
Early last month the Commission moved leave application process for teachers to an online module.
According to the Commission, this is part of its strategic plan 2019 to 2023 aimed at improving service delivery to employees and stakeholders.
“To achieve this goal, the Commission has successfully automated the leave application and approval process and migrated the same to an online system.
To this end, there will be no manual application for all types of leaves effective 1st December 2021,” said Nancy Macharia in December.All teachers on TSC payroll, including interns are required henceforth to apply for leave using the online platform.
Teachers who have trouble applying for the leaves were asked to consult services of the Commissions ICT field officers in their counties.
For now the following nine type of leaves have been put online and teachers can apply easily anywhere;Sick Leave