Teachers Service Commission TSC Maternity Leave Form
Teachers Service Commission TSC Maternity Leave Form – Details:
Maternity and Paternity Leave
A female teacher is entitled to 90 calendar days maternity leave from the date of confinement. This leave is exclusive of annual leave. The application for leave should be submitted to the DEO/MEO/DCE through the head of institution at least one month before the leave is due and must have supporting medical documents.
Download the TSC Maternity Leave Form HERE
A male teacher can apply for paternity leave of up to 10 days within the period of spouse’s maternity leave. Where a teacher has more than one wife, he will be entitled to the leave in respect to the one whose name appears in the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Card. The application for leave should be submitted to the DEO/MEO/DCE through the head of institution attaching a letter of the spouse’s confinement.
A teacher is allowed a maximum of 15 days compassionate leave in one calendar year to attend to special needs such as bereavement, sickness or hospitalization of dependants. Teachers should apply to the head of institution or agent for approval.
If a teacher is unable to attend duty due to illness, he/she will be required to: Apply for sick leave through the head of institution within 48 hours for out patient and not later than seven days …
Study leave will be granted in line with the policy existing from time to time.
Download the TSC Study Leve Form HERE
Procedure of applying for study leave
- The application should be forwarded to the Commission at least one month before the commencement date.
- An application should be accompanied by the admission letter.
- A teacher should not proceed on leave before approval and formal release.
- Once granted, leave should be utilized for the approved purpose failure to which disciplinary action will be taken.
- Teachers should report for posting 30 days before expiry of the leave and provide evidence of having undertaken studies.
- Those on study leave lasting less than six months should report back to their stations for allocation of duties. Their heads of institutions should inform the Commission immediately.
Teachers who are granted study leave with pay will be bonded to work for the commission as follows:
- For courses lasting six months but less than one year will be bonded for a period of one year.
- For courses lasting less than two years will be bonded for two year.
- Those attending courses lasting two years or more will be bonded for three years.
Where a teacher under bond obligation chooses to terminate his/her service, he/she will be required to pay in full the total cost of training, the salaries and allowances paid to him/her while on study leave.
Self-sponsored teachers will be required to repay an amount equivalent to the salaries and allowances paid to them while on study leave. The bond will not be applicable to those who have proceeded on unpaid study leave.
A teacher is entitled to 42 days annual leave, which should be taken during school holidays. A teacher who is not on annual leave is assumed to be on duty even during school holidays.
The Commission may grant special leave with pay to a teacher who has been selected to attend a meeting, conference or seminar of short duration which is of national interest or relevant to the teachers’ duties.
The Commission may also grant special leave without pay to an officer who is obliged to be away from duty station.
Teachers applying for special leave should do so in writing attaching relevant documents. Teachers should not leave the station before leave is approved.
Leave to Spouses of Diplomats
A teacher whose spouse is a diplomat will qualify for unpaid leave during the period of the spouse’s assignment of duty outside Kenya. Application for the leave should be accompanied by the letter of spouses posting.
Transfer requests are normally considered for approval by the Appointment Board, once, at the end of the year. However, the Commission can transfer a teacher at its discretion. A teacher wishing to be considered for transfer should do so by:
- Filling in a transfer application form through the head of institution. Transfer forms are available at TSC offices countrywide or can be downloaded from TSC website.
- Completed application forms should be sent to the TSC or its agents by the head of institution.
- Transfers for primary school teachers within the county will be handled by the TSC County Director.
- Transfers outside the county will be handled by the TSC headquarters. Applications for transfer for tertiary institutions are processed at the TSC headquarters.
Transfer requests submitted to the Commission will be acknowledged promptly. The decision of the Appointment Board will later be communicated to the teacher. Transfers will be granted subject to availability of vacancy and replacement.
Allowances paid to teachers are classified as either remunerative or reimbursable.
Remunerative allowances are paid with salary while reimbursable allowances are refundable upon application.
There are two types of remunerative allowances;
Paid on application
This is paid to headteachers,deputy headteachers and senior teachers who are at Job Group K and below.
Special duty allowance
This is payable to teachers below job group M appointed to administrative posts by commission and deployed in arid and semi-arid lands.
This is paid to a visually impaired teacher who has engaged a reader whose minimum qualification is not below KCSE D+/KCE Division III. The allowance is paid at a fixed rate determined from time to time by the commission.
This is payable to deaf teachers who engage interpreters while on study leave.
Special school allowance
This is paid to teachers specialized in special needs education and who have been deployed to teach in special schools or units.
This is payable to teachers who have been transferred from one district to another, provided the transfer is initiated by the Commission.
The commission reimburses the following expenses to teachers
The teacher is eligible for reimbursement only in the following circumstances;
- Where a teacher’s interdiction has been revoked.
- While traveling to attend an interview
- Travelling to a station on first posting outside home District
- Traveling from duty station outside home District on retirement
- Teachers working in hardship areas travelling to and from home during school holidays. The teacher’s home District must be outside the hardship area.
Teachers should apply on prescribed forms attaching supporting documents.
Quota per diem:
This is daily subsistence allowance paid to teachers on official assignment. Application must be made at least 14 days before travelling.
Contributory Pension Scheme
Proposed Contributory Pension Scheme
The government proposed a public servants superannuation scheme. This is a defined pension benefit scheme where both the employer and the employee contribute certain proportions towards pension benefits. It is mandatory for those joining service and those below 45 years. Those above 45 years can opt to join.
Benefits of the proposed contributory Pension scheme
- An employee can transfer pension benefit credits from a former employer to another with a similar Pension scheme.
- The scheme allows employees to access part of their benefits even before the mandatory retirement age.
- Teachers joining the scheme from non-contributory pension scheme will have their past benefits transferred to the new scheme.
- Widows and Children’s Pension Scheme (WCPS) and NSSF contribution will cease immediately an employee joins the scheme.
- Those who remain in the free Pension Act will be bound by the provision of the Pensions Act cap 189.
Function and Mandate
Under Article 237(2) of the Constitution, the Commission is mandated to perform the following functions:
- Register trained teachers
- Recruit and employ registered teachers
- Assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution
- Promote and transfer teachers
- Exercise disciplinary control over teachers
- Terminate the employment of teachers
- Review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service
- Review the demand for and supply of teachers
- Advise the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession