GAUTENG: OSD FOR THERAPISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS: 5% CASH AMOUNT
Therapists and psychologists appointed on Therapy/Psychology rank codes (refer to NAPTOSA LSEN News Flashes 12 and 13 of 2012) received their 5% cash bonus in December last year (at last!). Therapists and psychologists who did not receive payments last year, were paid last week. It has unfortunately expired that many of these therapists and psychologists/counsellors were paid erroneously. They should not have received the payment due to the following reasons:
Â· They were not employed on 30 June 2010. (Many therapists employed after 1 July 2010 received the payment â€“ incorrectly so).
Â· Only therapists and psychologists appointed on the correct rank codes should have received the 5% payment. We indicated in NAPTOSA LSEN News Flash 13 of 2012 that implementation rules still had to be developed for those therapists and psychologists appointed on educator rank codes before payments can be done.
Â· Amounts cannot be calculated based on the educator OSD salary scale. We indicated in News Flash LSEN 12 and 13 of 2012 that an employee cannot get OSD based on another OSD scale. In order to calculate the 5%, the educator non-OSD salary scales should have been used.
Please note that if an incorrect payment was made, it has to be paid back. We have requested a meeting with GDE to specifically discuss this issue.
NB! NB! NB! NB! NB!
NAPTOSA INFORMATION MEETING FOR OFFICE-BASED PSYCHOLOGISTS, COUNSELLORS AND THERAPISTS (INCLUDING POST LEVEL 2 AND 3 PSYCHOLOGISTS BASED AT SPECIAL SCHOOLS
NAPTOSA office-based members (psychologists/counsellors/teherapists) and post level 2 and 3 psychologists based at schools, as well as other interested persons, are invited to attend the following meeting:
Date and time: Saturday, 9 February 2013, at 08:30 for 09:00
Venue: Parktown High School for Girls (Pavilion), Tyrone Avenue, Park View
On the agenda:
Â· What about the 5% paid/not paid to office-based psychologists, counsellors and therapists?
Â· What does the OSD for office-based psychologists, counsellors and therapists entail?
Â· How will current salaries be translated to the OSD scale?
Â· What about the inclusive remuneration package? (All counsellors and psychologists and post level 5 therapists will be put on the inclusive remuneration package).
Name:____________________________________ Office/district: __________________________
Contact number: ___________________________ Number of people attending: _______________