The performing of the duties of another post, besides his own duties, for a specific period which has been approved by the appropriate authority.
If the post is vacant and the continuation of the duty of the vacant post is important in ensuring that organization function is unaffected.
Covering of duty orders must be issued in written form by the Head of Department.
The duration of covering of duty should not exceed six (6) months. If necessary, Head of Department should reapply to the authorities for the officer to continue the covering of duty.
Covering of duty must begin on a working day.
If covering of duty concludes on a weekend or public holiday, the period may be taken into account for the payment of covering of duty allowance.
If the covering of duty ceases for fourteen (14) days or more, the Head of Department should make a new appeal to the authorities concerning whether to continue with the same officer for covering of duty or to assign a new officer.
- An officer who is confirmed in service;
- b. If all the officer who is confirmed in service not available, or none of the officer is already confirmed in service, an officer that has already worked in service for at least one (1) year can be recommended; and
- Priority for covering of duty must be given to the most qualified officer in terms of experience, qualification, skill, expertise and performance.
The Administration Assistant (Clerical/Operational) Grade N17 has to fulfil the requirements of Computer Technician Scheme for the covering of duty of the respected post.
Nurses are not eligible for covering of duty because the work nature of shift is not suitable for covering of duty.
Covering of duty is approved by the authority as stated in Enclosure A, Service Circular No. 17 Year 2007.
The allowance rate is paid based on the lowest starting salary for the particular service scheme.
The allowance rate is based on the lowest grade salary.
The allowance rate is based on the starting salary of the scheme of service of the officer that is covering the duty of the open post.
No, the officer is allowed to apply for leave only after 28 days continuously covering of duty. If the officer takes leave, the covering of duty allowance will only take into account the date when the officer returns to work after leave.
Yes. This is because the allowance for an officer who has been approved to cover the duty of the same post (for the covering of duty for the second time) will be paid after the period of fourteen (14) days inclusive of weekends and public holidays.
Overtime payment can only be paid after two (2) hours fifteen (15) minutes from the end of office hours.
No. This is because an officer is only eligible for payment of one (1) covering of duty at one time.
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