TSC Assigns Intern Teachers 4 Leaves With Benefits
TSC Assigns Intern Teachers 4 Leaves With Benefits. Intern teachers in primary, junior and secondary schools now have access to a designated set of holidays, officially approved by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). Unlike their counterparts in permanent and retired positions, contract educators have a limited number of vacation allowances.
The TSC outlines the full list of nine leaves available to permanent teachers, such as sick leave, annual leave, compassionate leave, paternity leave, maternity leave, study leave, extraordinary leave, adoption leave and diplomatic spouse leave. These sheets are processed through an online platform, except in special circumstances.
For TSC interns, a special provision allows for four types of leave that require written approval. The first category is sick leave, which allows a maximum absence of 90 days, including weekends and holidays. Trainee teachers must apply for sick leave and the director of the institute forwards the application along with the relevant medical documentation to the regional director.
TSC provides sick leave of one month on full pay, followed by a further month on half pay if the illness extends beyond the initial period. Unpaid leave is considered if the illness lasts more than two months before the teacher resumes duty.
The second type of leave is maternity leave, which applies to trainee teachers and allows a maximum of 90 days with full pay, including weekends and holidays. The application process is similar to sick leave, with a three-month written notice to the head of the institute and relevant medical documentation sent to the regional director.
Paternity leave, category three, is available to male teachers for a maximum of 21 days with full pay once a year. Trainee teachers are entitled to 14 days paternity leave on full pay which includes weekends and holidays. The application process is similar to the sick leave process and requires documentation such as a copy of the birth notification.
A fourth type is compassionate leave, which is designed for situations involving hardship or distress, such as a serious illness or injury to a loved one, the funeral of a family member, land disputes, or domestic disasters such as floods or fires. Trainee teachers can take a maximum of 14 days of compassionate leave at full pay, including weekends and holidays. Leave is granted on the basis of a request to the director of the regional office through the director.
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