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CASH AWARD IN LIEU ACCUMULATED LEAVE

INTRODUCTION

  • This handout provides information and guide regarding Cash Award in lieu of Accumulated Leave to Public Service personnel.

WHAT IS ACCUMULATED LEAVE?

  • Cash Award in lieu of Accumulated Leave is given to Public Service personnel who are unable to utilize all his leave due to exigency of the service.

WHEN IS IT EFFECTIVE?

  • The provision for Cash Award in lieu of Accumulated Leave came into effect from 1 January 1974 under the Service Circular No. Bil. 1/1974 and was given to Public Service personnel who pensioned on or after 1 January 1974.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Cash Award in lieu of Accumulated Leave was only given to permanent serving officers (including officers under probation) and Temporary Personnel in the Public Service.

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?

  • Cash Award in lieu of Accumulated Leave was not extended to Contract Officers and officers who resigned or were dismissed due to disciplinary action

HOW IS LEAVE ACCUMULATION DONE?

  • Accumulated of Leave for Cash Award is in accordance to paragraph 2.1 (1) of Pension Regulation 1980, Service Circular and General Orders Chapter C which stipulates as follows:

CALCULATION FORMULA?

  • Cash Award in lieu of Accumulated Leave is based on 1/30 of the last drawn salary, up to a maximum of 150 days.

  • The last drawn salary is inclusive of basic pay and fixed allowances according to the service group and salary grade of the officer.

WHICH IS THE APROVING DEPARTMENT?

  • Public Service Department (JPA) is responsible for approving this 'award' in lieu of Accumulated Leave.

  • When approving Cash Award in lieu of Accumulated Leave, JPA has the right to scrutinize and amend any mistakes found if any, in the service leave record of the officer.

  • Any excessive leave taken during his service may be deducted from the total leave accumulated.

WHICH ALLOCATION IS THE GCR PAID FROM?

  • ‘Award’ payment to Federal Public Service Personnel is borne by the Federal Government from the Consolidated Fund.

  • If one’s salary were not from the Consolidated Fund, ‘award’ payment would be the responsibility of the relevant authorities (State Service, Statutory and Local Government Bodies).

WHEN IS GCR PAYMENT MADE?

  • Cash ‘award’ payment is made:

  • On the last working day for a serving officer; and

  • Immediately after death notice is received, to the dependants for an officer who dies in service.

WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED?

  • The following documents are to be submitted to PSD 4 months prior to retirement:

    • 1 copy of updated/current record of service

    • 1 copy of leave record

    • 2 copies of leave calculation statement

    • 1 copy of identification card

    • 1 copy of pensioner/heir application.