08 Aug '11, 8am

MOE clarifies re-hiring policy

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Education (MOE) said only teachers who were Heads of Department (HOD) who give up managerial responsibilities to become classroom teachers will be offered reduced salaries of up to 30 per cent when re-hired at age 62. Most others would see an 18 per cent cut in salaries, with some not even having to face a reduction. The ministry made the clarification in a media release on Monday after its re-hiring policy came under the spotlight with some saying they were offered contracts with a 30 per cent pay cut. MOE director, personnel division, Lu Cheng Yang said HODs, subject or level heads were offered reduced salaries because they no longer hold managerial responsibilities. He said the ministry sees re-employment after age 62 as a fresh episode of employment with a new job scope. Some teachers may prefer greater flexibility and lighter responsibilitie...

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