Finance Ministry: Thursday and Friday are normal working days

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 13:00

The Ministry of Finance is telling workers attached to the Inland Revenue Division and the Customs and Excise Division, that Thursday and Friday are normal working days.

This comes in light of a call by the president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke, for workers of the two divisions to take a holiday on those days.

The Ministry has outlined the conditions for workers to not show up for work.

The following is a statement by the Ministry:

"The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, wishes to inform all staff of the Inland Revenue Division and the Customs and Excise Division that Thursday 9th November and Friday 10th November are regular working days.

Staff are reminded of the Civil Service Act Chapter 23:01, Civil Service Regulations Chapter IX Part I:

80. Casual absence from work with the prior approval of the Permanent Secretary or Head of Department shall be recorded as annual leave.

81. Casual absence from work without the approval of the Permanent Secretary or Head of Department may be treated as leave without pay.

85. (1) Every officer shall be entitled to 14 days sick leave a year provided that he tenders a Medical Certificate written under the hand of a registered Medical Practitioner.

(2) An officer who is away from duty, due to illness, for a period not exceeding two days shall not normally be required to tender a Medical Certificate, but any leave taken under this provision shall count in calculating the total sick leave for the year.

The Permanent Secretary may require an officer who habitually takes advantage of this concession to present himself to a Government Medical Officer for a Medical Examination."

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