TVET Colleges. Update on 'top ups' and pension liabilities.
- Published: 07 March 2018 07 March 2018
TVET COLLEGES: UPDATE ON TOP UP PAYMENT TO CERTAIN COLLEGE EMPLOYEES AND PENSION LIABILITIES
(Only applicable to TVET employees that are currently receiving top ups)
When parties signed FETCBU Collective Agreement 5 of 2013 regarding the transfer of college employees to the employ of DHET, we agreed that employees receiving top ups, would be transferred with their college profile, i.e. on the higher post level and salary notch. However, after the employees had been transferred, we were informed that the lecturers/support staff concerned had to carry the full liability with regard to outstanding pension contributions for the period they were getting the top ups.
This was not in line with the agreement and the majority of employees were not willing to make a choice and sign an agreement that they would pay the full outstanding pension amount.
DHET has, however, reviewed their position and issued Human Resources Circular No 2 of 2018 on 27 February. With this circular DHET takes over the full liability for the outstanding pension contributions
Download the HR Circular: pdf HR Circular 02 of 2018 Top-Up (Update Feb 2018) (235 KB)
Download the template: pdf Template letter All Top-Up staff (Feb 2018) (143 KB)