DHET Human Resource Circular 5 of 2014: Annual leave provisions for support staff and office-based lecturers employed by public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges
TVET colleges recently received DHET’s Human Resource Circular 5 of 2014, dated 12 September 2014.
The circular is applicable to “support staff and office-based lecturers employed by TVET colleges” and the purpose is to standardise the annual leave of support staff and office-based lecturers. The circular sets out the annual leave provisions of the staff concerned (employees with less than 10 years’ service have 27 working days’ leave and employees with more than 10 years’ service have 30 working days leave).
The circular confirms that colleges will officially close on 10 December 2014 and open on 5 January 2015. It also clarifies the question of whether these employees must complete leave forms for the period that a college is officially closed. Employees must complete leave forms for this period. These leave days form part of the 27 or 30 workings days’ leave each employee has. This is in line with paragraph 6 of the Determination of Leave of Absence in the Public Service.