Covering of Duty
Covering of Duty
The performing of the duties of another post, besides an officer’s own duties, for a specific period which has been approved by the appropriate authority
If the post is vacant and the continuance of the duty of the vacant post is important in ensuring that the organisation function is unaffected.
The covering of duty orders must be issued in writing by the Head of Department.
The covering of duty duration should not exceed six (6) months. If necessary, Head of Department should reapply to the authorities for the officer to continue covering the duty.
The Covering of duty must begin on a working day.
If the covering of duty concludes on a weekend or public holiday, the period may be taken into account for the payment of the covering of duty allowance.
If the covering of duty ceases for fourteen (14) days or more, the Head of Department should make a new appeal to the authorities concerning whether to continue with the same officer to cover the duty or to assign a new officer.
Officers who are eligible to cover a duty are as follows:
The Administration Assistant (Clerical/Operational) of Grade N17 has to fulfil the requirements of the Computer Technician Scheme to cover the duty of the respective post.
Nurses are not eligible to cover the duty of another nurse because the nature of Shift work is not suitable for the covering of duty.
The covering of duty is approved by the authority as stated in Enclosure A, Service Circular No. 17 Year 2007.
The allowance rate is paid based on the lowest starting salary for the particular service scheme.
The allowance rate is based on the lowest salary grade.
The allowance rate is based on the starting salary of the scheme of service of the officer that is covering the duty of the open post.
No, the officer is allowed to apply for leave only after 28 days of continuously covering the duty. If the officer takes leave, the covering of duty allowance will only take into account the date when the officer returns to work after the leave.
Yes.This is because the allowance for an officer who has been approved to cover the duty of the same post (for the covering of duty for the second time) will be paid after the period of fourteen (14) days inclusive of weekends and public holidays.
The overtime payment can only be paid after two (2) hours fifteen (15) minutes from the end of the office hours.
No. This is because an officer is only eligible for payment of one (1) covering of duty at one time.
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