Many Government of Ghana (GoG) workers are being misled on who qualifies for Responsibility Allowance, and Responsibilities which attract the allowance in their respective field and profession.
There have been series of agitations among public sector workers especially staff of the Ghana Education Service on their Responsibilities Allowance.
To clear the misconception on the above issues, management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has noted that there are Iots of misinterpretation over the issue of Responsibility Allowance within the Service, especially among staff, and wishes to offer the following clarifications:
1. Responsibility Allowance is payable to only professional teachers who are of the
i. Deputy Director
ii. Assistance Director I
iii. ASsistant Director II
iv. Principal Superintendent
2. Responsibilities which attract the allowance among the teaching staff are:
i. School Head (Basic)
ii. Headmasters/Mistresses (SHS)
iii. Assistant Headmasters/Mistresses (SHS)
v. Form Master/Mistress (Class Master/Mistress)
vi. Guidance and Counseling Co-ordinators
vii. Heads of Departments (Programme Heads)
viii House Master/Mistress
ix. Frontline Heads (at Districts, Regions)
x. Unit Heads (Headquarters)
For the avoidance of doubt, Head of Department refers to the following Departments:
a. Agricultural Science
d. Home Economics
e. Visual Arts
f. General Science
g. General Arts
i. Mathematics and ICT
Non-teaching staff entitled to Responsibility Allowance are:
a. Principal Accountant (Substantive)
b. Principal internal Auditor (Substantive)
c. Principal Administrative Officer (Who has duly been posted as Head of the Administrative Unit by the Regional Director of Education to a School/Office.
Staff are also to note that their respective responsibilities are factored into the salary level on the Single Spine Salary Structure. Therefore, there is no separate salary line for Responsibility Allowance on the payslip.
it is the belief of Management that these clarifications should bring to rest some of the agitations within some sections of staff.