The Teachers Personal Emolument Budget Framework Workshop commenced yesterday Monday 24th April in Port Moresby to capture teachers’ salaries and allowances in the budget.
TSC Commissioner Operations Mr. Mike Maini Ugaia said that this is because the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has observed that the annual budgets only cover teachers’ salaries, but not their allowances; therefore, the workshop aims to minimize overflows as experienced in teacher Personnel Emoluments.
TSC Chairman Mr. Samson Wangihomie stated that they hope to capture all the Personnel Emoluments including allowances, leave and the budget framework for the Provinces during the workshop.
“Additionally, we should include unpaid salaries, allowances and leave entitlements,” he said.
The first group that is attending the workshop is from the New Guinea Islands (NGI) Region. The Highlands Region will be next, followed by Momase and the Southern Regions.
The Treasury Department and the TSC are co-hosting the Teachers Personnel Emoluments Framework and Budget Workshop. This workshop will end on the 05th of May.